After breakfast I headed into Bad Hersfeld town centre, which is a fairly large but pedestrian friendly, modern town centre.
I found a shop that sold me some unpackaged USB cables that they had sitting in a draw, so that was a good result. I found a bike shop and borrowed a track pump to get my tyres back up to 100 psi (they were down to 60).
Then I got back to the business of pootling through the countryside.
Level crossings for cyclists don’t always have barriers so you have to stay alert.
It didn’t rain today! For the past couple of days I’m cycling into a Southerly wind, but it’s not too bad at all.
Lunch was 5 minute spaghetti bolognase, followed by coffee and biscuits.
Lots of tree covered hills side the valleys as I follow the river upstream.
The river has certainly narrowed somewhat over the past two days.
At 5pm I look for a campsite and find one about 20 km away in the right direction. Just have to head over some hills first.
This camp site is the best yet. €10 for the night. Very good free facilities and a lake to swim in if it gets hot. It’s not hot, but that hasn’t stopped one guy from going in. Just one other tent here and about 25 caravans.
There’s an Irish pub next door to the campsite, which is handy.
I thought it was hard work today because I’d done extra miles yesterday, but it looks like it really was uphill pedalling all day:
Note to self: Padded shorts tomorrow.
Bad Hersfeld to Motten, 89 km. Total so far = 1,046 km.