Another slow boot-up, with little pleasurable anticipation of setting out into the chilly darkness.
Also a lack of ideas of where to go, so I just set off down Westerstraat and Marnixstraat with a vague intention of going through the Westerpark. Instead I ducked under the tracks and ran out along Planciusstraat to the IJ, along the waterfront with North Amsterdam’s lights twinkling in the dark water to my left. Through the pedestrian/cycle tunnel under CS and home via Spuistraat, Blauburgwal, Heren- and Prinsengracht.
426 km remaining.
(Eastern Roman emperor Theodosius II orders the destruction of buildings and pagan temples at Olympia and for the statue of Zeus to be brought to Constantinople; Vandal king Gunderic becomes ruler of the Hispanic Alans (Persian nomads); Roman general Flavius Aetius begins a ten-year campaign against the Visigoths in southern Gaul)