Woke to grey skies and occasional raindrops, a week since we left home. Trains started at 6am, the angelus at 6.30am. Driving back towards Austria today whilst we try to find wifi and status of our missing box - email from Australia says they have requested customs inspection to ensure no dangerous goods (thus hastening release), but website says box was released to shipper on Friday?? Anxiety levels rising, communications certainly an issue whilst travelling... Good motorways, amazingly lush and green. Drizzle alternating with blue skies. Stopped for delicious fish and pickled salad lunch. Farms, industrial centres and residential areas impressively organised, clean and tidy, no rusting machinery anywhere, no litter, no obvious rubbish tips! Impressed by the six coloured choices of recycling bins. Flower gardens, window boxes, baskets and barrows, orchids in curtained windows. Fields of flowers – tulips “self-plucking” (clever little things….)
Had great hot shower (thank you Webasto guys!) Hare in grass, birdsong in long twilight, as skies turned soft blues, pinks and mauves, so peaceful.