cycling through a crazy world – day 12

Moin

Button, Charlotte and I finished the Leine-Heide-Radweg. (day1; day2; day3; day4; day5; day6 ;day7) We reached Göttingen. (day8) Now we are on our way back north on the Weser-Harz-Heide-Radweg (day9; day10+11)

Today I was almost afraid to cycle to a campground far from other campgrounds. I felt like I should call ahead, or pick another campground close to others in case I get sent away again. Luckily all that fear was for nothing, and I am laying in my tent writing this while listening to the raindrops all around…

My laundry did not dry well in my hotel-bathroom, so I had to pack it rolled into my towels. And pack everything else as well… it is fascinating how much stuff fits on Charlotte and how well you can display it all over a hotel room.

We left at 10:40 am. So an ok-start-time today and first had to find our way out of the city. At one point, I had to ask for help, but we managed our way fine. By then it was still sunny and almost to warm for cycling…

In Waggum, I took my first break:

11.19km in 0:52:37h

So we pedalled on through nice villages and towns, and sometimes I just had to take a picture for you:

and we reached Isenbüttel.

26.62km in 1:58:44h

The sky was dark and rumbling. But the thunderstorm did not come… or maybe it was raining somewhere else. When I was cycling into Gifhorn later, the streets were wet. I did cut some km off on my route to Gifhorn and cycled through the city.

On the north side of the city, I took another break contemplating the short route with more possible camping spots against the longer with just one. I did the brave thing, and this time it worked. But yesterday just is still to close I guess.

Oh and just about the corona-craziness: Here you have to wear masks again to enter the bathrooms. The showers are for free, but you have to bring your own toilet paper. 😉

The day on a map and in numbers:

day12-15

 

(pink line)

52.60km in 3:56:26h, which means 13.34km/h average speed.

Total km so far: 591.21

The camping did cost me 10.00€.

Buttons favourite part of the day: that it stayed dry, but cooled a little down

Charlotte’s favourite part of the day: leaving the hotel, she did not like to be that far away from Button and me

My favourite part of the day: being back in my tent

I will write again tomorrow so that you can pedal this adventure with me.

keep exploring and smiling

your Fairy

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