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Travel Blogs from Gonten
... the road into Lindau, I spotted our hotel.
After checking in I waited in the Beer Garden for Les and Gilly and they eventually turned up 30 minutes later as the heavens opened up with a big down pour!
As the hotel appeared to have a nice restaurant and bar we decided to spend the evening there and we weren't disappointed with the steak that we ordered!
Miles today - 159
Total miles so far - 792
The rain is still torrential this morning. It is just like when we were camping in Lauterbrunen in Switzerland when the valley was swept away in the floods. Within about 5 minutes we have crossed the Rhine and now in Germany. As we start to climb out of the valley into the Black Forest the scenery becomes alpine. The houses are mostly wooden chalet type and every so often there are shops ...
... On the way we were treated to
cheese and wine.
On arrival we were shown up to our own private dining room
for a very fancy lunch. Corinne’s brother and his wife, Urs and Regula,
serenaded both Corinne and Grandfather, whilst other relatives recited home
written poems about the two of them. All very formal and all very in German. A
three course meal later we all said our good byes and headed on our separate
... Early in the session we crossed into the town of Constance
in Germany and took advantage of the cheaper prices available to purchase bike
spares. We then stopped next to the lake whilst Jan replaced the tyres on both
Stef’s and my bike.
Bikes repaired we set off at a very gentle pace for wherever
the road might take us. The area is very green with a lot of fruit trees ...
The first hour of the drive from Lauterbrunen northwest to Austria was very interesting with farms and pretty towns and even a Swiss horn player practising on the roadside on a mountain pass but once we got closer to the big cities of Lucerne and Zurich we stuck to the motorways. There wasn’t much to see other than huge industrial sites and the insides of tunnels. The Swiss sure do tunnels well. We must have done 40 plus in the two days we drove through Switzerland. ...