Day 26: Longest day so far! July 26
Augsburg to Buxheim 59 miles
We knew we were going to have a head wind tomorrow so we are going to push it today. We want to get to Salem tomorrow which is about 110 miles away so the further we cycle today, the less we will have to cycle in a head wind and possible rain tomorrow. We crested several river valleys today. But each valley, while really flat, kept increasing in elevation. So we would climb and climb the long shallow side and then come back down into the valley, cross that valley (relatively flat) and the up and over the next side of hills or mountains, always higher than the one before. We had our first sighting of the Alps combining into our 3rd river valley, up on the ridge we see these blue spires jutting up into the sky, piercing the clouds. They humble you after climbing only 100 meters in elevation. When these mountains look like thousands of meters high. This is really beautiful country. We also had some good purple plum pilfering. Love having a tall husband who can jump up and get the stuff no one else can!!! There was a Campingplatz right next to the guesthouse we booked earlier in the day but overnight forecast is for rain and we hate losing morning hours ( before the wind picks up) drying a wet tent. So we went for the guest house. As we walked in the door, we were greeted by an English man as our host. Andrea almost didn't understand him at first since he didn't have a German accent! His name is Kevin. Weird hearing an English a vest and Dr Who references as we walk up to our room. We went to dinner next door at a big open air restaurant. We had dinner on the Terrace with the biggest great Dane we have ever seen!!! Random, I know but this thing was bigger than many of the ponies we have seen on our trip so far! Andrea got schweinbroten for dinner which is a Bavarian specialty and since we are leaving Bavaria tomorrow... We finished today at 59 miles! That we a long day but good for us. It was good weather, good terrain, and good work to try to avoid harder work tomorrow. We are starting to get the hang of this.
The World is Ours!