Cycling the beautiful Mosel River

 

Doorwerth

Submitted by mag on Fri, 06/14/2019 - 11:54

All day we rode on paved trails - mostly through forest and fields beside roads that were rough sand and dirt.  It's easy to see what transportation mode has priority here!  We rode through deep forests and national parks and had a "second breakfast"  picnic at a WW 1 Belgian refugee camp.  Red poppies are everywhere and everywhere there are reminders of the past.  We overnighted at Renate's IJSVolgel (Kingfisher)  BnB in Doorwerth - very close to Arnhem - where there was fierce fighting - the site of the movie "A Bridge too Far".  

Operation Market Garden, a failed Allied attempt to break through German lines at Arnhem in the occupied Netherlands during World War II. The title of the book comes from a comment made by British Lieutenant General Frederick Browning, deputy commander of the First Allied Airborne Army, who told Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery before the operation, "I think we may be going a bridge too far."[1]