Glorious sunshine greeted me as I left home this morning, before 07:00, for a great 60 km cycle ride to the east of Heerlen.

My destination was Blausteinsee in Germany.

This is a man-made lake, created by sand extraction many years ago.

It’s now a beautiful leisure and water sports resort.

Because I arrived before 09:00 it was totally deserted and ideal for taking some nice pictures.

Today’s featured image is of the small boat pontoon at the resort.

My return home was shorter and quicker so I was home by 11:00.

This will be my last bike ride for a week or so as we fly to Sardinia tomorrow.

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