Layby near HeselbachOctober 10, 2016 in Germany
Driving south off the ridge we saw yet more stunning sights as the sun reached previously shaded forest and caused the snow and water to evaporate in whisps. There were glassy lakes reflecting trees that rose up the hillsides at their shores.
Our philosophy with our old van had been to wait until something went wrong then either sort it ourselves or get a garage to fix it. Given the importance of the new van to our everyday lives, we want to keep it well maintained and had managed to book a service at a good garage we'd used a few years back near Stuttgart. After reaching the lake at Titisee we turned and headed back up north towards in order to get to the garage on Wednesday.
There weren't a lot of laybys on the route and it was getting late so we made do with one that had only a small strip of grass separating it from the road. Unfortunately it was one of those laybys that is littered with cardboard coffee cups and mess from when people haven't been able to find a toilet. Not the nicest of places but it was only for one night.Read more