Around the Pond: 5000 km on the North Sea Cycle Route

In the morning it is still overcast, but later it gets sunny for the rest of the day. Shortly after leaving Norddeich I meet Birgit and Armin again, the couple I have met on several camping sites in the Netherlands.

Like the last days, the route follows the dike. The only change is the type of sheep gate. Now I have to lug my bike over some kind of wooden stairs, just wide enough to admit my bike plus panniers.

Once the trail meets the estuary of the Jade it turns south towards Wilhelmshaven. But due to construction of the new deep water port the cycle traffic is detoured. After a few kilometers I get confused by the signs, and continue on my own. I have a reservation for a hotel room, and follow the GPS to the address.

Day 88 - August 29: Norddeich - Wilhelmshaven


Norddeich - - Wilhelmshaven


Distance: 102.16 km
Cycle time: 5:32 h
Average speed: 18.45 kmh
Total distance: 4594 km
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