Black Forest - Day 10 : Back and forth from Herrenwies to Baden-Baden

In the morning everything was wet, but it wasn't raining. That was nice for a change. We didn't have any food left so needed to cycle today.

I was half awake and cleaning the tent when I suddenly heard 'guten morgen'. I thought it was someone from the campsite so replied 'guten morgen'. The man kept repeating it, so I went outside. It turned out to be a man from the German television who was making a show about the Black Forest. He asked what we were doing and what we thought of the Black Forest. I told him how we came here by bike and wanted to walk a lot, but the weather was bad. I think he thought it was interesting, but still walked away. A while later he came back and asked if I could repeat certain things. About how we came here all the way from the Netherlands and when we would go back again.

At noon we watched tv to see if we could find ourselves, but there were too many channels and two other times at which it could be aired, so we missed it. I called home, but my parents also hadn't seen it. Because we were out of food we cycled to Baden-Baden, on our way back yesterday we noticed a sign about waterfalls. At the waterfalls we cycled over the hiking trail.


The path next to the waterfalls

black forest

The river with the waterfalls


Nice waterfalls

The falls were quite pretty. The paths were nice to cycle along as well. The descent to Baden-Baden was again long. Twelve kilometers with 40 km/h, so it took a while. In Baden-Baden I bought a new pocket knife. For lunch we got bread and a pack of ice wafels. We each had 5 ice wafels and half a bread. When we finished the bread we also had the prettiest view of the vacation, it was hilly.

The climbing itself wasn't that tough, but it was getting dark because of the rainclouds. I wanted to take shelter until the worst was over, but Bram wanted to keep going. He said it wasn't going to rain that hard and if it did it would continue for a long time. It started raining super hard, Bram kept on going, so I followed. I wanted to take shelter but he didn't want to stop, 'it would keep on raining anyway'. After 20 minutes of super hard rain and cycling uphill it suddenly stopped and was completely dry, for the entire day.


We were completely soaked, even my shoes were drenched. On the campsite we threw everything in the washing machine to centrifuge. The door again didn't open, even when we pressed the two buttons. After another 3 times of centrifugation and continually trying to open the door we finally figured it out. After the program ends you simply had to wait a few minutes. 


In the microwave in which we had made the apfelstrudel the day before we now put Bram's socks. The idea was that by boiling the water in them and then quickly waving the socks we could dry them. That went pretty well, the socks did get dryer. The only problem was that they were super hot when we needed to take them out. Fortunately no-one saw all that. When Bram's socks were done I wanted to dry my towel. That also got boiling hot. While juggling it I walked out of the room, just when some people were walking in. They Iooked very confused.


We ate dinner in the tv-room, where it was dry and warm. We also took a shower, just to get warm. I had to wear shorts the rest of the day, because that was the only piece of clothing which was still dry. 

Distance cycled : 44 km