June 9 - Schaffhausen to Basel Those things that make riding tricky. Those things that make a day that little bit harder. Those things found us and ganged up on us today. We had a detour. We had hills. We had rain. We packed up the tent under clear skies and the day looked like... Continue Reading →
Well, That Was A Bit Wow!
June 8 - Kreuzlingen to Schaffhausen Every now and again you have that experience where you round a corner and see something that just takes your breath away and is simply…wow! I had one of those today. We set off from Kreuzlingen, back into Germany to Konstanz, introduced ourselves to the Rhein and became its... Continue Reading →
Lake Day And Treat Stay
June 7 - Bodensee With our efforts to ride beside Lake Constance proving unsuccessful in recent days, we decided to get up close and personal with that particular body of water and see it from a different perspective. The water itself. With a final day to explore Bodensee, we decided to catch a ferry from... Continue Reading →
June 6 - Arbon to Kreuzlingen Ah yes, that quintessential Aussie phrase of two words that are so versatile in their usage. It was put to work today by the taller member of the team. Had it not been this chosen phrase, an expletive would probably have been used in its place. WOOMP…WOOMP…WOOMP…WOOP… That went... Continue Reading →
Breakfast in Germany, Elevenses in Austria and Lunch in Switzerland
June 5 - Kressbronn to Arbon Have we discovered a two-wheeled Concord? We have breakfasted in Germany, sat for elevenses in Austria and then lunched in Switzerland. Three countries in a day. Have we pulled a Tardis out of our pannier? Nope, we have pedalled Lake Constance. We planned to spend a bit of time... Continue Reading →
What a Day!
I’m knackered. Zonked, pooped, exhausted, had it. Today we tackled: 4 train stations 3 trains 3 changes of language 5 flights of stairs 2 ridiculously high steps onto trains 1 closed hotel This blog post may be a bit truncated, because as I may have mentioned…I’m dog tired! Station #1: We arrived at Geneva train... Continue Reading →
Rare Breeds in Geneva
Now, I know I have nothing to complain about, I know I have things exceptionally good, I know I’m being very pathetic and “poor me” and I know this is most definitely a very trivial, “First World problem”, but…fair dinkum…I am about at my limit of roaming in the rain! I would really like to... Continue Reading →
Speeding on to Switzerland
Breakfast, sitting at a table, how delightfully civilised! What a lovely reminder of home. I enjoyed my final moments of homely comforts in our little apartment in Lille, before we packed the bikes and prepared to move on again. Off we went, for the blustery and chilly pedal into the city centre, to a different... Continue Reading →