Cold and misty over lake, slow (reluctant??) readying to leave this morning. Photos of beautiful colours and reflections on lake before departure.
|Giving up complex international driving rules soon|
Highways alive with trucks, bypassed Mannheim, Heidelberg, Heilbronn, Nuremberg. Lunch of smoky chutney burger at roadside cafe, with Pommes Frittes and mayonnaise dipping sauce. Sunny cool weather. Germany so industrialised, heavy industry and power stations. Vineyards with leaves going into autumn tones. Ran into heavy storm at Altdorf bei Nurnberg, yellow leaves blowing from the trees thick and fast, sky getting darker and darker. Both jumped in our seats when thunder went off in forest beside us, lightening hitting trees. Traffic crawling on highway with 130kph speed limit. Fortunately all over in half hour, emerging into bright sunlight (....for 10 minutes….)
Crossed Naab River (tributary of Danube), pulled into Azur Camping at Regensberg, only got discount from camping card when asked for it specifically. Owner admired our route to date on the map on side of Ozzie, which gave him "goosebumps on my arm"!! Got part way through preparing dinner before next storm, then completed cooking half hour later - delicious tender pork in mushroom gravy with home-made fried potatoes. Pretty good seeing we are trying to run down fridge contents. GirlRob finished last pieces of baby knitting for Mini. Phew - now that's one item each baby, but need another "boyish" item for a 6 months old baby just in case (why do girl wools and patterns appeal more??)