A quick visit to see Regensberg’s Dom before I left at 9am, and for the first time in my life, I found myself completely alone inside a huge cathedral. Quite eerie really….
But before I left the campsite, I said goodbye to a new friend, Uwe, who willingly allowed himself to be photographed minutes after he had crawled out of his bivvy tent.
He is taking a year out to cycle east, his ultimate destination being Bhutan. He is pursuing a dream, and to make it happen, he can continue earning money with his marketing business through his mini laptop. A fine example of how to combine work with pleasure. If you read this, Uwe, best of luck!
Some people wonder how I occupy my mind spending so many hours in the saddle every day. It’s usually full of inconsequentials, but the fact is, I am never bored. A lot of entertainment presents itself by the roadside, frequently in the form of signs. Today has been a day of long mileage, but also funny place names…. Add some captions in ‘Comments’ below if you feel moved….
….and I looked out for Pthinner, but must have missed it…
…and this village has a brother and sister, named Hail & Shine, but they are always squabbling about “weather” it’s their turn to perform.
Oh dear, enough of all that…..now for something serious. Since when was any franchisee allowed to meddle with a McD’s sign? His name must be Patrick……
And where has this name come from?
I am staying on the border with Austria tonight, and the day’s ride has seen me following the flood plain of the Danube…..so it’s been flat and fast, with a helpful wind. And a neat way of avoiding the Alps. Far too cold for climbing! And the next few days will see me stay with the Danube until I reach Vienna.
Stay with me as I traverse country number 3.