Once again it had rained during the night and I had to wait until the tent was completely dry before packing it away. For the next week or so I will be in real beds and don't want a mouldy, smelly tent. I spent my waiting time on Skype with the BOSS - such a delight when you have free internet.
I didn't get going until around 11am and then all I did was mosey through the countryside of Luxembourg to get a feel for the place. I was here as a nine year old with my mother in a Kombi and the only thing I remember is that there were lots and lots of mini-golf courses. They were very popular in 1973 but alas, I had burned my leg and couldn't walk so was not allowed to play. My two brothers were having a marvellous time, and I spent 3 days sulking. Perhaps now I can purge some of those memories and replace them with good ones.
I cruised along the river but did not really find any hills or mountains or twisties. I didn't have much time to explore properly and the sky is full of black clouds so after a few hours poking around the backroads, I headed off into Luxembourg city. It is pretty much exactly as I remember it sans the mini-golf courses. Not one to be seen anywhere.
I sat in a park and had lunch, wandered around a few of the old buildings and then more black clouds came rolling over - time to make a quick departure.
I have been invited to stay with some German people I met last year through the Ulysses Club, Gernot and Wally. They are long distance travellers and Gernot has been overland from Europe to Australia.
I rocketed down the Autobahn to escape the black clouds, then cut across country and promptly got lost again. I eventually found my way to Eppelborn and enjoyed a wonderful evening with Gernot, Wally and their family. We had a lovely BBQ and I had real fresh veggies for a change.