On our way to Enkhuizen along the dijk. We passed through small villages with sandy beaches, and it seemed the whole village was coming out for a sunny day at the beach. We loved the hundreds of sheep eating the grass on the sides of the dijks, and we counted 12 herons over two days. This is a perfect natural habitat for the many species of water fowl. Yesterday we biked almost 60 km from Weesp to our hotel, called Pension Zonnevelde, about 8 km past Edam. When we passed through Edam, the kids were very tired, but we had to keep going because our hotel booking in Edam had been changed to this Pension. 8 km doesn't sound very far, unless you're a tired kid who wants to stop biking. Then it is very far. Today we shortened our route so we only biked 40 km, a much more reasonable day. Mom and Dad Kloet, I realized I forgot to get Rob's cousin's information; the ones that live near Haarlam. Can you please get their phone number and address and send it to my email? Thanks.