onto a similar jetty on Texel and cycled
the easy 30km to the accommodation at Den Hoorn.
It was basically a motel room at the back of a restaurant.
We had dinner at the Bil Jef which
is recommended by the Lonely Planet and was just a couple
of hundred meters from the hotel. It used fresh foods
obtained locally and the food and service was excellent.
The day had been cool but the motel room was still
very hot. There was a bright light just outside the
window so we had to close the heavy curtains. About
4am we were awakened by a persistent plumbing noise.
Although not terribly loud the night was hot and still,
and otherwise dead quiet and it stopped us sleeping.
When we mentioned it at breakfast the manager made only
a desultory attempt to identify the cause, so we decided
to move on.