Posts In: Germany

Brexit: perspectives from a Brit moving through Europe

July 11, 2016 Featured, Germany

I wake early again and climb out of the tent to practice yoga and finish waking up. As I finish, calm and whole again Mickey returns with the news. It slowly sinks in. Britain has voted to leave Europe. As…

It seems I’ve turned a corner in the last few days.

July 8, 2016 Featured, Germany

Ironically, today’s ride was almost entirely devoid of them. Only long, Roman-straight roads through endless Elysian fields, waving their slowly ripening barley gently at us as we pass in the beautiful heat of the day. The only punctuation to this…

We made it. Our first destination.

July 4, 2016 Featured, Germany

And also our penultimate one. (15th June) We arrived in Munich to collect the Carnet de Passages, the two weeks we’d set ourselves to get across Europe thinking it was plenty in the end proving to be about spot on.…

Yesterday it felt we cheated the rain for the first time since setting out.

July 1, 2016 Featured, Germany

And it felt good! (13th June) We woke and I once again felt tired after a good night’s sleep. Even the frustration takes too much energy now. A migraine threatened as a blurred spot in my vision and I prayed…

The rain came again yesterday.

June 28, 2016 Featured, Germany

Thick and fast, a black line in the sky racing over lake Konstanz blurring everything behind it with a wall of water. We watched it come. After getting off the bikes on the second time around Uberlingen for some food…

I wake from a lovely night’s sleep still exhausted.

June 25, 2016 Featured, Germany

I sigh, resigned to the fact that the tiredness that’s developed over the last few weeks will take more than one night of good sleep to fix. Nonetheless, I’m getting frustrated with my body for not keeping up the way…

Yesterday we crossed into Germany, at last.

June 22, 2016 Featured, Germany

And the sun shone, at last. It was only a short hop across the border from Turkheim and it went without ceremony. I only realised because of the sudden stark authoritarian street furniture and a smattering of police. Realising, I…