These small ferries up & down the Maas stop their ‘on demand’ daily service at the end of September but continue until April at weekends only.
I thought the Rotem-Grevenbicht crossing wasn’t working today as the boat was tied up on the opposite bank with no sign of the operator.
Then I notice a nice big bell nearby, presumably to attract his attention, so I gave it a couple of rings.
He appeared from his little control room mug of something in his hand & in no hurry to cast off to come and collect me, the only person/cyclist waiting to cross.
I gave it a few minutes (seemed like 15 but more likely 5!) of inactivity before I rang the bell again.
This seemed to have the desired effect & before long I was safely deposited on the opposite shore.
A great ride out today, hampered a little by headwinds seemingly changing direction as often as I did. I think we’ve seen the last of the great summer weather here in Limburg, with wind & rain forecast over the next few days. I’m sure I’ll still get out & about, as long as we don’t have ice & snow on the roads!