Nice early finish today, not! I had it in my head that I would stop early today, so come 4 o’clock as I passed through Germershiem I spotted a campsite, which as it turned out wasn’t a campsite at all!
Not a problem as I wasn’t expecting to camp tonight anyway, and I knew that there was some hotels in Germershiem I’ll just go and check into one of those!
Not a chance, they were all full, although I did have my doubts on some of them, I just don’t think they could be bothered!
Anyway the long and short of it all is, that I ended up in Speyer another 10 miles down the road. Unfortunately all the hotels here were also fully booked! But thanks to the two very nice girls on the reception of the last hotel I tried, they found me a room, or rather an apartment!
Apparently Tuesday and Wednesday are not very good for finding accommodation, all the hotels are booked up with business people, according to the owner of my apartment, I’ll have to bare that in mind tomorrow!
Seeing as I’ve got my own place tonight I thought I’d cook, and went out and brought something very simple pizza and chips!
Good idea, not! I get back to the apartment, only to find theres no oven! I’m currently trying to cook a pizza in a frying pan, and oven chips in a saucepan on the hob!
I’ve now left the Eurovelo route 6 and am now following route 15. I must admit that I’m not really one for following designated routes, but that EV6 was excellent, I recommend it to anybody, and of any ability!
I’m hoping that my new route will be just as good, it’s certainly started out well!
It’s been very easy riding today, through forest trails first thing this morning, then the rest of the day has been spent along canals! All very flat!
I arrived in Strasbourg around 4pm, and came straight to the campsite. I knew that if I didn’t get my tent up quickly it wouldn’t dry out and it would be a damp old night!
Once the tent was up I went out for supplies, beer mainly! Upon my return the tent was still soaking wet, and even after having a shower it had only just about dried out!
The joys of camping at this time of year!
I might venture into the centre of Strasbourg tomorrow morning before I set off. I’ll see how much of a detour it is first! I’ve been here before so I’m not that fussed if I go or not!