As I went for a small detour to the cemetary for drinking water the weather
took a turn for the worse. I skipped a bit and walked straight to Coesfeld
station. Here I suffered a weak moment. It was raining, the weatherforecast
talked about periods with rain, interrupted by rian showers and more rain
and I found there was a train leaving for Enschede in half an hour. Though
the plan had been to walk on to Borken and Winterswijk I decided to give
in and go home.
With hindsight the German weatherforecast showed as reliable as the Dutch,
because a week of sunny and warm weather followed.
A bridge intended for double track.
The heydays of station Coesfeld are obviously
in the past. As so many German railroad stations it is certainly not suffering
from too much maintenance
Some long abandoned offices
"Wasch mich" (look closely at
the white stripe)
And so I headed for home, still following the rails but now a bit more
comfortable and a lot faster.