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Sunday, 12 August 2007


Day 3 – Charlesville-Mezziers to somewhere in Germany near Mosbach

Today dawned cloudy and overcast, but at least it’s not raining. We both slept fitfully again, interrupted by noisy campers and a our various aches and pains. After a coffee to stimulate our senses, we packed up camp and headed off on the road again. We took the N roads to Metz before joining the motorway network with the intention of heading deep into Germany to get us closer to the Czech Republic. What we hadn’t bargained for was how long this would take – it was a lot further than we thought and with no other stops apart from coffee, fuel and liquid adjustment, we finally pulled off the motorway just past Sinsheim – where there is a museum of air transport – including 2 Concorde aircraft looking as futuristic as ever – and took the scenic road into the mountains in search of a campsite.

It wasn’t too long before we found a sign, although I almost missed the junction and caused Tracy to practice her heavy braking too! The site itself was down in the valley by the river, and whilst the proprietor’s English was no better than my German, we soon negotiated a pitch and some hard-standing to park the bikes on. Once the tent was up we headed for the on-site bar for a couple of cold beers and a game or two of “pass the pigs”. Then we smelt the food. Steak and chips… with onions… all smothered in szechwan spices… delicious…

Down by the river running past our campsite…

And so back to the tent, where I’m now sat typing in my journal into the laptop hoping that soon we’ll be able to find a cyber-café where we can update the blog…

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