At times we came out into the sun! There was often enough to see and photograph along the way!
Here the slalom course of the local canoe club!
We stopped here as they had a Café and our two bought cold drinks to take along the way.
We crossed the river a number of times as we did here!
We even crossed on a small ferry!
Our humans did miss the correct path once and ended up powering up a steep hill, only to find at the top that they had missed the turning which was at the bottom. To be fair it was badly signed and the turning had a dead end road sign on it!
Following the Ruhr did mean that we would cycle a long distance and so the humans decided to cut across country taking into account that they would have steep hills to climb!
Having made the decision to leave the Ruhr our humans had to dice with death on the roads where there were no cycle paths.
It was just on such a stretch of road by Burg Balderich that Chris celebrated going over 1000 kilometres since he started!
This castle was found as we cycled through one town. The other side it was up a long steep hill and as luck would have it, there was a bench at the top where we rested and ate the excellent energy bars Domenic in Dortmund had made and give us!
Chris now produced two Oranges which were very welcome as desert.