Hi. As promised a few weeks ago, this is an update on my trip to The Netherlands.You may recall that I intended to travel by bus, ferry and train, and on my own. The travelling was fine, because of the long rests and short walks, and I managed to avoid feeling stressed. The last walk on the way to the campsite was longer and tiring but OK. Had no problem on the ferry because a kind crew member immediately offered to take my case up to the next deck, where my cabin was a few metres from the stairs.
The return journey was harder because of developments while I was on holiday. Had to stop and rest several times during a stroll around Den Haag, and I started getting pain in my Achilles tendons and hips when walking two days later. Stopped me exploring Leiden and Amsterdam in the waits between changes of transport. I also, for the first time, had to let a young lady help me off the train. As a bloke, this was very hard to take (in fact, I don't think I've fully come to terms with the effects of GCA/PMR yet).
I've been back at work full-time for a week now and coping well. Three days ago, however, my ankles started swelling up. I don't think the leg problems have anything to do with the holiday, though. I'm glad I did it but anyone considering going on holiday needs to think carefully and plan well.