Germany day 2
The night was a lot better but I might need to get me another sleeping-bag. Nonetheless I slept from 21:00 till 07:15. I refilled the stove and I had myself a nice hot coffee with a sandwich.
The sky was gray when I woke up and at about 11:00 it started raining so I had to put on my Oempa-Loempa outfit (better picture will follow).
The roads where great and the views wonderful albeit the clouds and rain.
It rained until about 18:30. I got to a campsite at about 16:30, they kindly offered me a cup of coffee and some cake.
I had to set up the tent in the rain and I managed to keep my bed dry.
I installed a power converter in one of my panniers to charge my laptop from the bikes electrical system and it decided just not to do what it is mend for. Spot the problem.
To fix it I just need a soldering iron which I decided not to bring of course.
When it finely stopped raining I went for a walk in the woods to get the blood flowing and the mussels stretched.
At the campsite there is a restaurant so to boost my spirit a bit I treated myself on a nice steak and a beer or two.
If it rains again tomorrow I will get me a hotel-room for the night.
Germany Day 3
It did not rain today but it was clouded. I slept OK but it was cold in the morning so I packed and set off once I had breakfast. Again the roads where great and twisty.
The sun came out at about 14:30 but I did get myself a hotel room for the night.
No Internet but a big ass old TV and breakfast though.
Since the laptop’s battery was dead I could not charge the GPS logger so the route pic got cut short since it’s battery run dead as well.
I did hang up the tent to dry.
I do not know if I will had for Wroclaw or had a bit further.
If I do go to there I could look for a hotel again and stay a day to visit.
First stop tomorrow is for a Internet connection so that way I could look for a hotel with a parking-spot and read my E-mail and update the website.
Now off to bed
Sleep tight my friends
Germany day 4
Well the east of Germany is quit low on available internet connections.
First I went back to Löbau witch seems a big place but no internet cafes there…
But I did fiend my friend for the day.
He owns a small shop for model airplanes, RC race cars and electronic components.
Here I am speaking ¼ dutch, ¼ English, ¼ Germany and ¼ French trying to explain to him I want something soldered up inside the bikes pannier.
Since he did not seem to have an extension cord I took off the pannier and emptied it on his shops floor to get excess to the converter.
Out with the TP and in with the soldering iron.
Anyhow he got it fixed and did not want anything for it in return, I did showered but maybe it was me???
Then I was off to the next big town of Gorlitz or something and again no internet.
I went into a ADAC travel agency, the woman was very helpful but not really capable.
She had internet but could not seem to find an internet connection for me………..?????
Also when I asked if she then could help book a hotel in Wroclaw she said she needed the hotels name, what hotels name I am asking you to find me one!!!!!!!
Needless to say although the kindness this led to nothing.
Off I went to Poland.
I took the highway this time I was a bit fed up with everything and needed to get to somewhere fast.
So here I am in Wroclaw in dens traffic with the bikes engine heating up. I stopped to get some money and had a look around for a Internet cafe again no luck. I fled the city center and found a McCafe with free WiFi….. I am no McDonalds fan but if the clown was there I would probably have kissed him.
Ordered me a bigmac menu and found me hotel for the coming two nights. Save parking for the bike:
And the Hotel has free Internet…tada
Because the last days have been somewhat over budget and the hotels restaurant is closed I went to a nearby supermarket and got me some supplies for tonight’s meal:
There was no more bread other then some croissants but hé I am not here to judge….
Tomorrow is a rest day and then on Sunday I will visit Auschwitzs and look for a camping in that area. After that it is off to the Ukraine border and I will most likely be L’viv on Tuesday.