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Enjoying the German lakes

Öhningen Lake Bodensee - rest day

rain 16 °C

Rained through the night which cooled everything down. It’s overcast when we get up. I jump into the lake for a swim to wake up. It's beautiful in. Kim chickens out and heads for a hot shower.
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We don’t have any food so we walk through the quaint village to the only shop/cafe and enjoy coffee, croissants and chocolate cake for breakfast! Feels rather decadent.

We get free transport with our comping so we use it to catch the bus to Aldi and stock up on supplies. I also fill up the fuel bottle for our petrol stove. Get there and back before the rain comes.

Back at camp the heavens open and so we make use of the undercover kitchen area to make a late lunch/early dinner. It takes nearly 3 hours as our stove is playing up! I suspect the petrol is a bit dirty which is clogging up the tiny hole it comes out of. Lucky we weren’t super hungry. While we are there we chat to other campers who pass by. One is washing her fruit and gives us some local red currants to try for our dessert - very nice of her.
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With the rain comes the cooler weather. It's a shame as it’s beautiful on the lake and we can't take full advantage of it. It’s another place we will return.

It is forecast to rain for the next 3 days so Kim finds us an Airbnb for us to escape,35kms away close to Rhinefalls.

We take refuge in the campground cafe bar along with the other campers. There is Currywurst mit pommes (curried sausage on fries) on the menu. Have to give that a go before we leave. Tasty! Kim has pizza. Afterwards we make an early exit to watch a movie in our tent.
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Stats

Days cycled - 96
Rest days - 48
Distance cycled - 0km (4783.8km)
Ascent - 0m (Total 43700m)
Descent - 0m (Total 43260m)
Money Spent - $161 AUD (Total $16091 AUD)

Posted by darrenhough1974 00:00 Archived in Germany

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