We’ve decided decided to follow the North Coast Cycle Route. In Germany it’s called Ostsee, which I believe means ‘North Sea’. Yesterday we went through Kiel, a city of a quarter of a million people. They’re having a huge festival and we were told there were a million visitors. Part of this was a huge contingent of old sailboats. As far as cities go it was good. Again, both our stress levels rose a bit dealing with the crowds and finding things.
The route offers a variety of surfaces, ranging from city streets to paved paths to dirt trails. Germany has great bicycle infrastructure, not quite as good as Denmark, of course.
The people here seem more serious. They’re more than willing to help any way they can but when focused on a task they are really serious about it. We’re seeing more overweight people here too, sometimes it seems like we’re in the US in many ways.
The weather has been unseasonably cool, we’re told. We tend to get a bit of rain every day but haven’t had any all day rains. The weather suits me (Gary) well. Patti, not so much, but she’s doing fine with it.
We’ve been to two libraries here and neither had computers with USB slots so I haven’t been able to load any recent photos.
I’m thinking I’ll have the cable I need shipped to Amsterdam so we can post photos directly then. I’m also considering a solar charger. Places to plug in to charge up have been sparce. Finding reliable wifi has been quite challenging too. Free wifi is rare.
This is my first post composed offline and at our campsite. It’s 6:30AM Wednesday. Hopefully I’ll be able to send it out today.
Patti and I have been out a week now. We’re finding our groove, this is all starting to feel normal.
Our photos can be viewed on our flickr site. I have a mess of photos on the camera, hopefully we can post them soon.
2:30PM….We just found a library to post to flickr, 76 new photos. 🙂
Sorry I don’t have time to post any of them to the blog.