Kelheim - PassauMay 16, 2016 in Germany ⋅
After the worst breakfast to date, things didn't get easier as it was freezing cold and wet. In 30 minutes my hands were so cold I couldn't brake (travelling light - no gloves).
All shops shut - what's going on? Whit Monday of course. Worse than a Sunday as I had no provisions prepared. A café was sought out opposite a church and coffee and pancake bought time and warmth. A group of old (possibly older than me) men were drinking beer and playing cards and tolerated me taking their photo.
I dived into another cafe and avoided a downpour while eating good fish soup and fish sausages.
Reached Passau early and had to decide whether to continue into quiet Austria or stay put. The weather decided for me - too cold and wet to continue despite brief sunny spells.
Booked into youth hostel but reaching it was another matter. It's located within a schloss up a rock face and going up Whernside is easier. Worth it though for comfort, value and spectacular views : the main photo is from my bedroom window.Read more