My 102 km cycle ride today started just before 0800 and took me south-east towards the River Maas along deserted minor country roads and cycle tracks.

After an hour or so I reached the banks of this magnificent river near Heel and followed it for around 30 km before we parted company at Baarlo.

Baarlo is a small village on the west bank of the Maas and from here a ferry operates to the old town of Steyl on the opposite bank.

I didn’t take the ferry today but I’m sure I will sometime in the future.

From here I made my way homewards, again along minor back roads, avoiding built up areas as much as possible.

Another great day out on the bike with 40 new photographs.

#CW5000 : 2868.0 KM TO GO!

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