Moin moin!July 15, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C
Only 2x snooze alarms this morning after last night's 9 hour sleep 🙊. Despite the autobahn close by it was a lovely little wild camp. The sun was shining and it felt WARM!! The first time we've had a warm morning since the hour or so of microclimate on the terrace of our Askersund hut (Sweden!). Its quite a nice feeling to be heading south for summer part two!!
The EV3 route which goes from Denmark into Germany along the "Ochsenweg" sadly deteriorated into lovelessness from the German side. The signage went from being clear metal signs to stickers on lamp posts and then nothing at all to distinguish it. The same went for the picnic shelters, which still had the Danish format but aren't maintained to the same level (or at all in Kropp where the whole picnic site was overgrown with nettles).
The main city of the day was Schleswig;
City on some water.
Generic communication tower building.
A castle-y building.
.....and then a veggie /vegan burger café!
When a veggie/vegan burger café crosses your path its bad for promotion and support of vegetarianism to pass it by without spending money there ;) we did our duty and can confirm the food and mango-lassi were first class.
We're now setting up a wild camp in a kind of conspicuous area - taking the tactic of a camp near a picnic area on a cycle path (no vehicles except farm traffic). Peter has also found a loop-hole stating that the usual "no wild camping" rule doesn't apply in 3 counties when you are travelling by bike or by foot. Thankfully one of those counties is Schleswig-holstein!Read more