On to Düsseldorf!
(Sunday, June 10, 2018)
Nice day for a ride – it rained pretty heavily last night in Köln, which cooled down the temperature, but made me worried it would be rainy all day. Humid? Warm? Yes. Rain? No.
Nice rural countryside areas between Köln and Düsseldorf as the Rhine meanders towards the North Sea. Saw a lot of bicyclists today as well as a few equestrians.
Stopped briefly at the preserved medieval town of Zons. The entire town is a historical site and all the
buildings are on the German version of the National Register of Historic Places. It is a living town, not a museum, but I gathered from the docent that the ¨Bürgers¨(Citizens) of the town are restricted in what they can do with the houses. However, I did spy a solar array on the top of one house. Trippy: A medieval town with houses dating back to the 13th or 14th century with solar panels. Cool.
Other than that an uneventful and easy ride to my hotel in Düsseldorf. Tomorrow, on to Essen and to meet and stay with my relatives Uli and Monika Kettler.
Gute Nacht meine familie und freunde!