River Danube Tour Day 9: Auf Wiedersehen Germany

The Germans do like to get up early and this has been signified in the past when the church bells have rung out at 0700.  Rachael did not appreciate it this morning when I bellowed in her ear “Do you fancy some coffee?” as the church bells this morning rang out at 0600.  This got the camp into its usual frenzy of a race to see who can pack up and get off camp first.

We were probably the second group off camp but we backtracked a couple of k for a bought breakfast and coffee from a bakery as we were out of supplies.  The temp was back up to its normal 36-39 degrees but we still managed to get 87km done.

When we found a campsite 10km from Passau we had our usual beer before doing anything.  As we had our beer we saw that all the same people from the last camp had also decided that the extra 10km to Passau was way too much in this heat and also decided to call this their home for the night.

This campsite is really nice, not new, in fact very dated, but it does have an indoor pool and there will be fresh bread and buns available at 0730 in the morning.

Tomorrow after riding about 19km we will leave Germany behind and we will be crossing the border into Austria.  I am sure we will not notice a difference at first but it is a significant moment and one that is a good tick off point and motivator for the rest of the trip.

Rachael would also like you to know that we saw a super cute baby Shetland Pony.

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