Monday, June 9, 2014

Day 14 Lauterbourg to Speyer 58 kms

Temperature today was forcast for 36c so we planned a shortish day. Campsite last night was adequate although incredibly crowded. It was pretty noisy during the night as we were close to the ablutions. No other space.
Left about 7.30 am although interestingly they lock the gates and it is hard to get out before then. Presumably for security reasons.
We used our GPS's for navigation today rather than follow the Rhine Route because we had no food. There was a holiday on Monday in Germany so everything shut. Eventually found a Petrol station which had a few drinks and bicuits and then a bread shop. A large queue and virtually no bread left by 9.30 confirmed it must be a holiday. At lunch we found an ice cream type shop and had a large milkshake.
Got to Speyer and then scanned google maps and Garmin maps for somewhere to stay. Ended up at a quiet and slightly run down camp site but it had great showers and there was a first class restaurant next door.
It seems to get really hot about 6.oopm when the wind drops so we are now baking. Hopefully will sleep better in a quiet campsite