Wednesday 9th November 2011

First sighting of Austria
First sighting of Austria

Wed 9. Obling to Vocklabruck, Austria 80 miles. Frosty start to the day, woke up and looked out of the curtains this morning and saw that the hotel I stayed at looked out over a lake, no time to enjoy it got to get moving, that’s one of the troubles when you arrive in the dark you never know what’s around you! Had breakfast and went to settle up the bill, they hadn’t put last nights meal or bar tab on, should I say something or not? I nearly did but then thought it’s there fault not mine, so I proceeded to pay then made a very hasty exit, feeling rather guilty! Made good progress this morning and was in Austria by lunch, think I wanted to get as far away from that hotel as possible, just in case they came after me! Once the frost had gone it was lovely and sunny I was even just in a t shirt for a while anyway I went up this hill either into cloud or fog but the temperature just plummeted, I went past one of those chemists where they have the sign saying the date, time and temperature, it read 4°c it must have dropped a good 14°c! Never saw the sun again not a very nice end to the day, riding in the dark and in the fog and I don’t think much to Austrian drivers they come so close, they don’t even toot! Still it’s all ok now I’ve had a couple of beers!

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