The ice on the lake was gone and I waited for the days to clear.
Early August we headed out from our urban area close to Amsterdam towards the wild area of water located in The Netherlands province of North Brabant.
One day the call of the river was too great to ignore any longer.
A short drive from our house brought us to the Haarlemmermeer ringvaart.
That the wind and rain never seem to stop in The Netherlands (but it will and you will have perfect paddle weather.)