Apr 1, 2013

Distance today = 51.61 km; Total distance = 18,817.59 km; Location = Affecking – 48 54.376′ N, 11 53.763′ E; Start time = 0908, Finish time = 1735


Finally, we awoke to a genuinely sunny day. It was still reasonably cold, but it’s much better for one’s mood to see a bit of sun for a change.

Last night we were the only people staying in a hotel that had 85 rooms. We felt a bit bad, having staff working just for us. And for the first time since Lisbon, they were serving scrambled eggs for breakfast.

Unfortunately, there were not many cycle paths today. Most roads weren’t too busy, although I had the occasional “moment”. I did get to run through a very nice forest, although it too was on a road, and not a path or trail.

I always know when there is a MacDonald’s nearby, as I start to see their packaging strewn along the road. I don’t know what it is that makes people think it’s OK to throw their MacDonald’s rubbish out the window. As there was nothing else we could find open on this Easter Monday, we ended up having MacDonald’s for lunch too, but our rubbish went in to the bin.

There was one town I ran through today, Abensberg, that had some very interesting architecture. Have a look at the photos to see what I mean.

The new shoes are doing well. Pity they can’t stay new forever!