Ben R
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DAYS 8 AND 9

Ben R
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18 Sep 2015

Day 8 - Our journey continues onto Strasbourg in the rain up to the Drusenheim ferry where we crossed over the Rhine - had a coffee then realised we did not need to cross over. Headed on to Neuburg to catch the right ferry this time however the route was very tough going on gravel tracks then we were misdirected causing us to abandon trying to catch the ferry as we decided to stay the night in Neuburg after going round in circles. After trying the all hotels in the town there were no rooms available. This then meant heading on to Karlsruhe a further 10 miles away. Luckily a kind lady advised another route to get to Karlsruhe that had a hotel on route. This was full but they directed us to Worth am Rhein where we found Hotel Insel at 8.30pm. Milage covered today 80 miles.

Day 9 - Set off at 9.40 in rain to Speyer .During the ride the rain got heavier and heavier. Took refuge in Speyer for lunch. Jim had to wrap in blankets to get warm in the cafe. Left Speyer at 2pm to ride on towards Ben's aunt's house in Birkenheide travelling through Ludwigshafen and Oggersheim. Arrived at 5 pm for a well earned shower. Milage today 60 miles