I wanted to start hiking a bit further away than last week, in order to avoid the crowds. I had planned to walk the dike near Schiphol Airport, but made a mistake studying the map; where I wanted to walk I could not. So instead of a short walk I made it a short bike ride (2.5 hours).
Just past the Amsterdamse Bos is the Schinkelpolder, a part of the Green Corridor that should enable plants and beasts alike to migrate past the city. The wind, no longer blowing at gale force but still strong, was a major factor here, as was the rain.
The first photo is looking back towards the Amsterdamse Bos. Most of the photos I took were underexposed, so I juggled a bit in the GIMP to get a better contrast.
This is the De Zwarte Ruiter (The Black Rider), a mill used to keep the water from flooding the polder.
Back home, the sun could be seen only indirectly.