Black Forest - Day 14 : From somewhere near Imsweiler to Brey
Waking up wasn't a success. Going to the toilet involved getting out in the cold while wearing wet clothes. That's why it was best to wear as little clothes as possible and quickly get back inside. While taking down the tent we noticed how nasty it had gotten.
Cycling didn't go well at first. The route was relatively easy though. It was 110 km of nearly straight roads, with the exception of the city Bad Kreuznach. That really sucked to get through, we weren't allowed to cycle anywhere and it was ugly. In Germany they like detours. A signs said we needed to take a 10 km detour, but we decided to ignore it. It turned the road was broken open, but we could easily cycle through the ditch.
After Bad Kreuznach we were nearly at the Rhine, which has a good bicycle path running next to it. We continued until I really couldn't go on anymore. In Brey we went to the campsite after a short day of cycling, which was still 100 km. This night we planned to sleep well to prepare for tomorrow. We drank some beer while sitting next to the Rhine. Showering involved tokens again, but at least we could shower. Our neighbors were barbequing and asked if we wanted a sausage. We each got a large sausage and some puffed potatoes. Finally a good feeling after 280 km of hardship. I aired and dried my sleeping bag and mattress, which was needed. We camped directly next to the river with a nice view over a castle.
The castle, in the sunlight it looked even better.
Coincidentally, our friend Stefan who returned from Kroatie by train that same summer photographed the same castle. It was dry that night.
Left and middle: Today went fast, except in the cities.
Right: Pay attention to the black square on the other side of the Rhine, that is the castle.
Distance cycled : 100 km