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Aug 13, 2017 - Bad Breisig to Colgne

Sunday, August 13 Bad Breisig to Koln 3 hrs 25 mins 64.9 kms I got out of the tent at 6:30 to retrieve my power bank. I had left it at the communal shelter overnight to fully charge it. The valley was full of fog. It didn't portend for a nice day. I went back into my tent with my fingers crossed. At 8 AM I got out of my tent for good. There was blue sky above. The sun hadn't reached into the valley yet. I broke camp. I also made a couple of sandwiches; one that I had before I left. There was nothing open in Bad Breisig. It was Sunday, what...

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Aug 6, 2017 - Langst to Colgne

Sunday, August 6 Meersbuch to Koln 4 hrs 42 mins 79.8 kms The sun was not shining on my tent at 6:30 in the morning. There were trees in the way, but the sun was there. And the sky was blue. I finally started moving after 7:30. I broke my camp down and loaded up the bike. I then went to reception to get my breakfast. Markus saw me as I entered and barked out an order to get breakfast for Mr. Schamber. I look forward to seeing him on my return. I ate my sandwich in the communal hut and then I was down the road. There was a bridge that I...

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Aug 4, 2017 - Xantem to Langst

Friday, August 4 Xantem to Meersbuch 4 hrs 45 minstrel 84.1 kms It was a noisy night. The campground is situated adjacent to a well travelled secondary road. Through the night cars trawled the road. The Germans love their cars as much as North Americans do. I was awake at 6 AM but I put my night shades on and stayed in my tent till 8. There is a stiff breeze blowing out of the west. I am packed and ready to leave an hour later. From the other side of the field the Irish girl is up and heading for the washrooms. She waves to me as she...

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Aug 3, 2017 - Zutphen to Xanthem

Thursday, August 3 Zutphen to Xantem 5 hrs 6 min 96.0 kms I am on my own today. Totally. I had hoped that Cor would lead me out of Zutphen and point me in the right direction. No; his back was getting worse and he was taking the drastic action of staying off his bicycle. It was 9:30 when I cycled in front of Cor’s home for some obligatory bon voyage photos. A right hand turn and I was down the road heading for the Rhine River. Forty five minutes later I was taking shelter in a highway bus shelter from a rain storm. While I waited out the...

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Jun 11, 2017 - Day 3: Cologne, Germany

Our third day on the Rhine, and we have already passed from the Netherlands into Germany. This morning, we approach Cologne mid-morning. Watching from our balcony, I was first surprised to see a massive FORD Motors plant along the banks of the river. The entire complex must have stretched for nearly a mile. Adjacent was a refinery complex; whether that was part of the FORD property I don't know, but I suspect not. Soon after, Cologne came into view along with the many church steeples of the city. We passed under a large multi-use bridge...

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May 2, 2017 - Cologne

Breakfast at the hotel, updated the travel blog, sent off a couple post cards, packed my bags and off to the train station to continue my journey. Today it is off to Cologne will have one night there then will be on to Hamburg. It is another cloudy day looks like more rain but will be on the train. A nice train ride through the country side, lots of vineyards and castles can be seen along the river, also saw a lot of river cruise boats. Got into Cologne and the rain had stopped, a short walk to my hotel, checked in and out to see the...

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Dec 16, 2016 - Cologne

1am connect with Letitia and Emily. 3am - live stream 3.30am - watched Letitia and Andrew get married in Auckland. Big congratulations Mr & Mrs Williams. Little sleep... Morning tea at the chocolate museum with Ben and Aimee (NZ) - Lindt hot chocolates and waffles. Midday and road trip to Dusseldorf.

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Dec 16, 2016 - Dusseldorf

Hotel check in at airport - very nice - Maritim Hotel Dusseldorf. Train into town. Shopping mission- Mephisto shoes. Decisions - hard - but finally. Hello red ankle boots Hello walking shoes. Productive shopping. Xmas markets and an early dinner. Flame Salmon - Yum Deep fried Camembert with Cranberry sauce- another Yum Exploding mulled wine - Yum Tummies full and time to head back to the hotel for an early start tomorrow. Metro full of police - more guns. Delays with train - unsure of what was going on. Pleased to retreat to the calm and...

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Sep 30, 2016 - So it turns out I like beer....

I’ve just pulled into Zbaszynek … yep – I have no idea how to pronounce it either…. It’s 8.50am and I’ve just woken up after a bumpy night sleep on the 23hr13 Sparpreis Europa departure from Koln to Warsaw. Dad would have been disappointed to hear that the train didn’t abide by the tradition of German efficiency and departed at least 7 minutes late… shock horror! So the first solo stop on my epic journey has finished as I spent nearly 3 days in Cologne. Arriving early evening I headed straight down to my hostel which was a little way out...

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Jun 9, 2016 - Eau de Cologne

After a leisurely breakfast, I finish writing and posting the Amsterdam journal just as we are leaving the port. We are headed to Cologne through canals that will ultimately get us to the Rhine. Lunch is a buffet with a mix of typical fare and local dishes. I try the Bittenbal, a Netherlands dish of shredded veal and spices, breaded and then deep fried and served with mustard. They are very tasty bite size morsels, like a croquette. Over lunch we hear the story of Paul’s early morning adventure. Apparently still suffering jetlag and a fuzzy...

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May 19, 2016 - Ferry to Holland

Well, here we go again, but where will we end up? The Italian Interlude Part 1 Thursday 19th May Ferry Good. We leave Edinburgh on a cool morning only 10 Deg C and drive down to Moffat the pick-up the caravan. Leaving our little storage area is like leaving an old friend, but needs must, we have a ferry to catch at Newcastle. The boat sails at 5pm and check-in is supposed to open at 2.30pm but we get there (the sat nav takes us a circuitous route round the North of the city) at 2.35 and there are already two long lines of vehicles...

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Aug 20, 2015 - Tour day 13 - Paris

Well Dave and I both woke up about 6ish and rolled over and went back to sleep. We then didn't wake up until 8.30am - oh well looks like we are not doing the tour. Drag our butts out of bed and down for breaky. It is pissing down with rain outside - not a pleasant looking day. So we decided not to rush and take it easy. Went back to our room and grabbed our very special brolley (thanks D) and caught the underground to the Effiel Tower - decided to get that out of the way before the crowds start (Parisians are late starters - majority of...

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