After the great news of winning the Solar charger this morning, came the sad news that an old friend has gone missing. (See post below)**
**Cameron has now made contact with his family. Enough said, so I have deleted the post
I’ve spent the afternoon breaking down my route, R1 from Arnhem to Berlin a total of approx 950km (595 miles) I’ve worked out camping sites along the route and still have hosts to arrange for in Berlin, Any offers couchsurfers !!
By my way of planning, which is getting better!! I’ve worked out it will take 16 days at an average of 59 km per day. Dont forget I’m not in a hurry, just out to enjoy this trip.
The more time I spend looking at maps, the clearer it becomes , I’ve noticed I’m taking notice of contours,Steep hills, tight turns , waypoints, things to see, alternative routes, campsites, etc. The route is all on very quiet tracks, roads, cyclepaths, and only small stretches of main/minor roads.. I actually cross over at Nienburg my next route, The River Saale Cycle Route, but as I want to see Berlin, I will press on and after Berlin head back in that direction to begin the Saale route.
I feel as if today I’ve achieved another huge tick in the box, so that’s a good feeling, along with the prize of the Solar charger , which will keep my Phone charged, Sat nav when I need it , but I want to use the maps,(old-fashioned) and my other assorted small gadgets.
I only hope now that Cameron makes a quick reappearance for his family’s sake.