Rode about 20 miles from the port to Rotterdam then carried the bike up 3 flights of stairs before I found the correct platform. Train to Venlo broke down en route, so I didn’t get rolling till 3. Got out of venlo ok, and headed east into Germany.
First thing I met was a hill. Also, refreshingly, got soaked by a crop irrigation pipe that was getting the road wet instead of the potatoes. Made good progress to Moers, then onto Duisburg. One very nice man filled my water bottles, and another escorted me through the town, giving me directions for the Rhine bridge. This good samaritan was very concerned about me sleeping in a tent, and warned me of gangs of drunken Russians beating up fishermen who sleep on the river bank. Picked up the Ruhr river about 6 and then called it a day in the area of Muelheim with 64 miles in the bag.
Ciao. Total miles 89