Day 65: Ferleiten to Bruck

Tuesday June 7, 2005, 58 km (36 miles) – Total so far: 4,082 km (2,536 miles)

This morning I raced down the Groβglockner to the cycle shop in Zell, then on to Bruck to drop off the tent at the campsite. Then I crawled back up the Groβglockner to Ferleiten to fit the new brake blocks to Agata’s bike, and then we both rode back down the mountain to Bruck.

The manager of the campsite on hearing our predicament offered us a quaint wooden chalet (it looks ancient) for the same price as camping, it has a fireplace, fridge and an oven. The cabin is full of stuffed wildlife. There’s a deer’s head, a duck, a rabbit and a squirrel.

Richard and Mick, the Australian cycle tourists, popped round to our cabin for a few beers in the evening. We talked about our travels and kept warm with a log fire. It snowed during the night on the mountain tops; it’s now June, I wonder when summer begins around here?

Our cabin at the foot of Großglockner

Our cabin at the foot of Großglockner

Our cabin in the Woferlgut Sportcamp in Bruck

Our cabin in the Woferlgut Sportcamp in Bruck

The ski slopes of Zell am See overlooked our campsite

The ski slopes of Zell am See overlooked our campsite

The campsite in Bruck

The campsite in Bruck

Mick and Richard, the Australian cycle-tourists that we shared a few beers with in Bruck

Mick and Richard, the Australian cycle-tourists that we shared a few beers with in Bruck

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