As I told you before, I have to cross a motorway each time when I go on my bicycle to paradise. So the real world here does not only consist of a wonderful forest with lonely paths (apart from Sundays when they are anything but lonely after 9 am), but also of overcrowded motorways, and actually of a lot of urban sprawl, too. Here you can see that the traffic on the right of the A 27, going towards Utrecht, is already in a real jam. It still was so when I returned from the forest nearly three hours later!
Most of you will prefer my forest pictures, and so do I of course. But I thought from some of your comments about how wonderful a country the Netherlands must be that it would be good not to hide that this overcrowded country indeed knows another reality too.
Near Hilversum, 9th April 2009, 7.10 am