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Finally we were on our way, punched Pinneberg into Basil Garmin and followed the instructions. Everyone told us that the tunnel road under the Elba in Hamburg was impossible but we had a smooth ride. Very busy road though
Today we went for a 40km bike ride to Wedel and have a look at the river Elba . It is huge and lots of cargo ships come up the river from the North Sea to unload in Hamburg. In the early days Wedel was just a house where you had to pay your cargo fees, now it is a big city . We were lucky enough to see a container ship go down the river, as it passes the old customs house, they play the national anthem of the country where the ship comes from and wishes it a safe journey The journey from Hambutg to the North Sea takes at least 4 hours for the ships so you can imagine how big the river is and very wide.
The bike ride itself was just great, we rode through towns, forrests and some lovely fields. A lot of bike riders here and they have special paths for them and of course it is flat which helps. We stopped for coffee and something to eat, was asked a small or large coffee, as normally a small cup is bugger all I decided on a large cup. What a surprise , never seen anything like that but drank it just the same and it was lovely. Rick however has not got enough meat on his backside so towards the end every time he went over a bump he yelled ouch. Couln't have been to bad as he has now recovered and having a beer and smiling again. We had a lovley day and so different