Farewell Switzerland - until next time
We rose to a fabulous sunrise over the lake and all the carnage from the revelry of the night before.
I packed Henry, had a coffee, and poured over some of Elles' maps for routes north through Germany. She recommended some backroads and my first priority will be to get a decent map for myself. I have a week to mosey sedately north and I'm due in Saarbrucken around the 8th. I had a small taste of the Black Forest last time I was here, so I'm going to try and explore a bit more of it this time. My fear is that after the Swiss Alps, every other road will feel tame.
I said a sad farewell to Elles and we both departed in opposite directions.
Once again, I got lost getting out of Zurich. I have now factored getting lost into all my timeframes/ routes.
I stopped at a few servos to try and get myself a map but they were not detailed enough to show me the good backroads. I crossed into Germany without fanfare and found the exact map I needed at a petrol station. Unfortunately he would not take my Swiss Francs - he wanted Euros of which I had none. I recrossed the bridge, found a bank, changed my franc notes into Euros and spent my shrapnel on lunch. I finally got the map and plotted my route through the forest.
More stunning scenery, just as I remember it. Lovely cruisy twisties and hardly any traffic. After a week off, Henry got back into the swing of things quite quickly and we had a great afternoon.
I found another campsite early in the afternoon and spent an hour sorting all the excess luggage I'm going to post home. It will be so nice to ditch some weight.