Gotta Get Me Some Birkenstocks

June 19 - Potsdam to Berlin Well, I think that was the hottest ride we’ve had so far. It was a scorcher! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, this hot weather is every shade of brilliant, but there was no ladylike glow happening, it was full on sweat dripping hot! We rode out of... Continue Reading →

A Lesson In Forests

June 18 - Linthe to Potsdam I blame Wallander. Or maybe Vera. Or Eve and Villanelle. They have filled my head with fanciful ideas. Clearly I have watched far too many British crime series in my life, evidenced by the lesson I gave Steve on our ride today.  We pedalled off into another warm and... Continue Reading →

Way-Hay! Wooooo!

June 17 - Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Linthe The grey and rain of yesterday was well and truly sent on its way by our new friend the sun this morning. It was warm and bright as we pedalled off at 8:15 into a new day. We rode into the centre of Wittenberg to have a look... Continue Reading →

Does Germany Do Prairies?

June 15 - Torgau to Kloden The thunder rumbled and the lightning flashed and the rain pelted down. That, thankfully, all happened during the night and when the day dawned, it was cloudy but fine and hot and muggy after the storm. We collected the all important laundry from reception, where it was waiting for... Continue Reading →

On Form Again

June 14 - Nixenbad to Torgau We were on form today. Back to our signature style. Some wrong turns, plans that didn’t go to plan, an unexpected pit stop. Just so us. Oh, and just letting you know in advance, the following story of today includes many references to the most compelling of subjects…laundry.  Another... Continue Reading →

That’s A Bit More Like It

June 13 - Radebeul to Nixenbad Ta-ta trains. Be seein’ ya rails. So long stations. Today we could hit the pedals again and wheel on our way, under our own puff.  When we set off, there was just one, then two little drops of rain under a grey and cloudy sky. It was cooler and... Continue Reading →

Dawdling in Dresden

June 12 - Dresden A roaming day today. We took a day to explore Dresden, a city we’d wanted to visit because of its history and we took it slow. After the hectic days of train travel, we were ready for a slower pace, a more leisurely start and we roamed the streets of Dresden... Continue Reading →


June 11 - Frankfurt to Radebeul Game day. Today was it. The second leg of our cross country rail journey and it was on. After our deliberations about where-to-next, we’re making our way to Dresden. We thought we might head for Prague, but the logistics of getting there were a bit too much of a... Continue Reading →

Half Way To A New Adventure

June 10 - Basel to Frankfurt By 10:30 last night, we’d finally decided on our new direction. We considered weather. We considered the places we’d like to see. We considered cycle routes. We decided on a destination. We consulted travel methods. It was going to involve trains. Oh dear, I thought. Here we go. Buckle... Continue Reading →

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