A relaxing day, with unintended side effects

Sunburn and hangovers (luckily both minor) were not today's intended outcomes... oops! That said, we’ve had a brilliant day, relaxing and going with the flow. After breakfast, we packed the van, left the campsite and headed off to explore further along the Rhine. First stop was Loreley, at the narrowest part of the Rhine. We... Continue Reading →

A big ride up and down the Rhine

Today we planned to cross the Rhine on a ferry, cycle down the far bank of the river, then catch another ferry back across and cycle back to Braubach where we’re staying… a bike ride of 45 miles (72 kilometres). We wanted to visit a couple of pretty towns, including one with medieval wall, get... Continue Reading →

Marksburg Castle & Braubach

We had a lovely night’s sleep and, on waking, ate breakfast, tidied Bertie, paid the bill and set off for Germany. After we left, our first stop was Lidl. We couldn’t shop before we left home because, since Brexit, we can’t take dairy products, meat or fruit and veg into Europe. That said, we did... Continue Reading →

Home to Harwich to Holland

It’s been a long 24 hours with some ups and downs. John got away from work quickly for a change and was home by 3.45. He had a brew, put the bikes on the back of the van and changed, and we were ready to leave within the hour. The drive to Harwich was estimated... Continue Reading →

It’s been a long time coming

Our trip to Germany was originally booked in 2019, for travel at Easter 2020. Then Covid-19 arrived. At that time, 2 years ago, I don’t think anyone realised how long the pandemic would last and the disruption it would cause. Like many other planned events for us and most people, the ferry booking from Hull... Continue Reading →

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