Travelsonabike2 Austria Wednesday 25th-September-2013

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in Austria on Wednesday, 25th-September-2013. Lindau to Weisenbach, Austria. 67 miles. Well, that wasn’t a very good start to the day, finding that my breakfast had been stolen in the night! I’d brought a nice roll and some ham ready for breakfast. And had heard some rustling in the night. I just thought that something was after the ham, so I moved that into the inner tent with me. Not realising that they’d already stolen the roll! Luckily, I still had the ham and one packet of noodles left from China!

Once I’d packed up and started moving, it started to get really misty, or I thought it was mist. It was, in fact, smoke. I could smell smoke but just thought that somebody had a fire or something. It wasn’t until a few miles up the road that a car flashed me. To which I stopped. Luckily, the woman spoke English and told me that the road was blocked because there was a farm on fire. And I’d have to find another route. But it still wouldn’t be good as the whole valley is filled with smoke!

Now Where

I thanked her for her help, but not knowing any other way. I continued up the country road, which was also the cycle route. After another mile or two, I came upon the fire or a few hundred yards from it anyway. The road was blocked off by fire engines and an ambulance! With no way through and the smoke really thick, I asked one of the firemen which way I should go. He said if I go right and go up the hill to the next to the village. Then take another right and go up another hill that should bring me out on the right road! Sure enough, he was right. As I rode up the first hill, I was out of the smoke and in lovely sunshine, which lasted all day.

Had some really big hills or rather mountains to climb up today (making up for yesterday’s flat ride, I think!) But I don’t mind so much if I know that I’m on the right road and going in the right direction!

Even though I was on the German/Austrian border last night, it wasn’t where I wanted to cross. So I’ve spent most of the day cycling along it before finally crossing into Austria late this afternoon. Not sure if I’ve come the best way, though it’s been really hard going!

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