This morning’s 44 km cycle ride to the north of Heerlen was a leisurely loop into nearby German countryside.

It was a little overcast, cool with light rain showers but not enough to make the cycle tracks wet.

Near the German hamlet of Panneschopp the open farmland is replaced by dense forest.

Right on the edge of the forest is a small chapel ‘Kapelle am Waldrand’.

Precisely translated from the German as ‘Chapel at the edge of the forest’.

With the forest behind it, this quaint building overlooks expansive yellow fields of ‘Raps’.

From here I cycled south through the forests back into the Netherlands, and home.

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