2011-09-13

To The North Sea

Last weekend was the PHP Unconference in Hamburg. It is one of the events you don't want to miss if you're a German PHP programmer. It is fun, you will meet  a lot of nice people and you will definitely learn something.

So I took the week before off, got on my bike and traveled north. The first day I rode along the Rhine to Dinslaken. The sun was shining. The first Hotel I saw in Dinslaken was a "Bett und Bike" hotel. The next day my target was Rheine at the river Ems. I got my first real rain and I think some of the shortcuts I took were less ideal. But eventually I reached Rheine at sundown. The third day I spend along the Ems traveling north to Papenburg.It was an uneventful day. The only shower happened exactly the moment I stopped at a shop to buy some water. The forth day took me from Papenburg to Varel at the North Sea. I usually take my bike on the room. In Varel the hotel keeper asked my the next day if I had a pleasant sleep or if my bike snored :-). From Varel I traveled the North Sea Cycle way to Cuxhaven, visiting the beach in the evening. The last day I took the train to Hamburg, the weather was just to bad or in other words I need better rain clothes.

  • Day 1: Cologne - Dinslaken 118km
  • Day 2: Dinslaken - Rheine 152km
  • Day 3: Rheine - Papenburg 121km
  • Day 4: Papenburg - Varel 81km
  • Day 5: Varel - Cuxhaven 99km


Rhine milestone near Wittlaer - It is more on bike.Beautiful morning in DinslakenShadows on the street
Sundown in RheineAt the beach (North Sea)
On the other side of the fence - the grass is always greener.
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