Today’s walk was the longest yet until the Vierdaagse itself – 39.1km. The route took me through the Vlietlanden to Schipluiden, Vlaardingen and Maassluis, mostly walking along the waterside. A good route, and the early part to Vlaardingen and back would make a nice Sunday walk, with a bit of bird spotting thrown in.
I ended up taking an unexpected break about 20km into the walk, when I came across a man collapsed on the side of the path. He was being assisted by another woman, who had called an ambulance, so I stayed to keep an eye on him whilst she tried to bring in the paramedics, who were stuck on the wrong side of a hump backed bridge. In the meantime, a police man arrived on a motor cycle. After some questioning, and the aid of the Breathalyzer, it appeared that the man was not seriously ill, but seriously drunk.