That was a longer than expected day, I had planned on having a short day!
I was debating all morning as to whether I should go to Switzerland or not! Seeing as I was so close.
Basel (Switzerland) was only about 25 miles from Mulhouse. Mulhouse being the point where I needed to turn left and head up the Eurovelo route 15 towards Holland. Or turn right to Switzerland!
In the end I decided to go to Switzerland, which wasn’t the wisest of choices, as it turned out!
When I arrived there, it just didn’t have such a good feeling about it, don’t ask me why, it just didn’t!
That’s one of the reasons why I never like to go back somewhere I’ve already been, the first memories are always the best!
After realising that I didn’t want to stay in Basel, I looked for an alternative place to stay, and found a campsite just outside the city! And yes as you’ve guessed, it was closed!
Luckily I’d passed another campsite a few miles back, on my way into Basel, which I saw was open. And that’s where I’ve ended up tonight.
I might have a rest day tomorrow, my tent and everything was wet from my last night’s camp, as it always is. But because I didn’t stop till late, nothing has had a chance to dry out! And is still damp now, four hours later!
Despite my little detour into Switzerland and cycling an unnecessary 30 miles, I’ve still had a good day.