The night at the bistro went very well and ended with long goodbyes and hugs from the owners.
The ship was actually starting to load at 5 am, so I set up my travel bag with cameras and personal stuff. The ship was not in the same marina as the Banana. So I went back to the RhienWall Terminal building to ask where the ship was. It was being loaded with containers on the other side of the container terminal in the larger dock. I realised I had to get around from the marina to the dock by passing a headland, enter the Rhine and go into the dock area. The Rhine here was moving at about 7km/hr: the motor I use with the banana pushes along around 1km/hr, which means that if I attempted to sail around the headland I would go backwards at 6km/hr; and with the wind blowing towards the bank the Banana would be sent spinning and bouncing all the way back to Rotterdam.