Thursday May 5, 2005, 75 km (47 miles) – Total so far: 2,046 km (1,271 miles)
This morning we’d planned to do some essential shopping, mailing home of maps, etc. only to be informed by the hotel staff that today is a national holiday and almost everything is closed, we don’t even have any food. We managed to pick up some nasty prefab sandwiches and a reasonable local map from a filling station and pushed on through a very rainy Schwarzwald.
What we could see of the scenery was magnificent. Shame we spent most of the day in clouds.
We’ve checked into an authentic German gasthaus for a budget-busting €78 a night. As I write this I’m sampling the local beer from the mini-bar. Fürstliche Pils – a nice drop.
We covered our 2,000th km today.