Monday, June 29, 2015
Got through Wareham and then found the CTC cycle route 2 which was signposted superbly all the way to Dorchester.
When I got to Moreton, texted Sue who said she was going to her sisters farm at Puddletown so I made a detour and met her there. My legs were getting pretty tired so I was relieved to avoid the extra kilometers to Dorchester.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Today was tough!! Started OK with nice boat ride out of Southampton across to Hyde. There is a little train in Hyde which carries you down the long pier. Could have ridden on bike but hadn't unfolded the Brompton so gave it a go.
Deserved a beer and pizza after a nice shower. The hotel is a lot better than last night.
Hope tomorrow, the last day goes better. I can see a new Garmin being needed!
Friday, June 26, 2015
The ride was great. Lots of coastal views and only short stretches of rough gravel paths. The National Cycle Route 2 was well signposted although I still got lost a few times.
I got to the River Hamble and was slightly concerned that there would not be a ferry. The tide was a long way out so I walked down onto the foreshore and waved my arms.
The pink coloured ferry boat came over for me. I was the only passenger. had a good chat with the retired skipper. We talked about the viability of these ferry crossings particularly after the Hayling island ferry had closed.
The ride into Southampton was reasonable and found the Hotel without much trouble.
about 36 kms only.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Simple day today. We steamed all night on the boat from Vienna to Krems. I think by all the noise involved with docking that we arrived about 6.30am at the Krems docking spot. Usual breakfast then off on a 40.2kms ride along the left hand side of the river. this time going up stream and against the wind. Actually a tougher ride thyan expected as was very windy.
We stopped and looked around Krems, Durnstein, Weissenkirchen and then a final 10km straight run into Emmersdorf. We didnt go up the steep climb to the ruined castle opf Kueringer where Richard the lion Heart was held prisoner, but Gill and Sue went into the Church with a bend in Spitz. Oddly we all got lost and seperated in this town eventually catching up to each other at the church.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Supposed to be a day of rest in Vienna but we decided to go with a Bicycle tour guide around the famous sights of Vienna.
Saw some yesterday but we got a good explanation of all the history of the buildings. Our guide was very knowledgable with her background of history at university.