Day 68. Bodensee, Switzerland to AustriaOctober 11, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C
We stayed at Jugendherberge youth hostel with inclusive breakfast and skrim curtains. We didn't know what time breakfast was but the curtains got us up at first light. It is an amazing bio (eco) friendly hostel run by a young Swiss couple. They work 8 months of the year and close over winter as they can’t afford the heating. Then they have a four month skiing break. The guy spent 18 months in Australia and NZ. He is a chef and he always has vegemite as a breakfast option. The breakfast was the best with natural and goodness options of joghurts, fruit, cereals, mueslis, fresh baked bread, meats, cheeses, juices, coffee, tea and fresh herbal teas. Susie loved it. Ron is still looking for eggs.
So at 9am we were on the road. Mr Google said it was only 48km to Lindau Island: so 3 hours max. We soon learnt that the cycle way and the road way were hardly acquainted.
It took 7 hours. From 9am until 4pm with only a short stop for coffee about 2m over the Austrian border in Gaißau and soup in Berenz. Ah, the relief of Austria prices instead of Swiss. (A glass of orange juice in Switzerland was $15).
The first 2 hours were lovely. Cruising along the railway line with only minor deviations and marvelling at the beauty of Arbon.