Today’s 88 km cycle ride started before 07:00, mainly because I wanted to see the sun rise out in the countryside.
As I headed north and east into nearby Germany the sun came up over the trees and through the mist near Rimburg.
It’s so quiet at this time of the morning and I encountered nobody for the first 25 km or so, cycling along the track alongside the river Wurm.
At around 35 km I came alongside Lago Laprello near Heinsberg.
This is a large nature reserve and home to many species of wildfowl.
After pausing for breakfast and photographs I continued west until I came to Westlichster Punkt, the westernmost point of Germany.
From here I headed south towards home.
Today’s featured image is of the impressive, working windmill at the German hamlet of Neuharen.