Another change of location. Back in Amsterdam this morning, back to 6am starts.
Up without too much grumbling and out into a bright and warm morning. Not much more than a stumble around the streets of Frederik Hendrikbuurt – over Nassaukade, before Van Haalstraat. I’m enjoying these runs through the inner suburbs of the city, seeing parts I’ve paid no attention to before.
1300km up, 713km remaining.
(First newspaper, hand printed on silk, in China’s Tang dynasty; construction begins on the Leshan giant Buddha (seen it, giant is the right word); Umayyads defeat the Visigoths at Segoyuela but allow Prince Theudimer to retain various settlements including Alicante and Lorca; Anastasius II succeeds Phillipicus as Byzantine emperor)