Finish: Bad Oldesloe
Today was an easy 13 mile day that got started late due to weather but I still finished in the early afternoon.
It rained all night last night and was still coming down steady when I looked outside at about 7:00 this morning. I looked at the hourly forecast, which predicted the rain would stop by 9:00. With that in mind, I rolled over and slept another hour. After a great breakfast at the hotel, and the rain had stopped, I hit the road at 9:30 under cloudy skies and a temperature in the low 60s. Luckily, there was a bike trail along the road so I wasn’t getting splashed by passing cars and trucks.
At about 11:30 I walked through a small town with a grocery store so I stopped and had a sandwich from their deli for lunch. After that, it was only two more hours to my destination of Bad Oldesloe. This is a one hotel town, and the accommodations are nothing to write home about, so I won’t.
Tomorrow I’ve got 14 miles to walk into Lubeck. However, there’s a 90% chance of thunderstorms all day tomorrow. I plan to walk, but my backup bad weather plan is to take the train from here to Lubeck tomorrow and take the rest of the day off. Then take the train back out here Thursday, which is my scheduled day off, and walk to Lubeck. We’ll see how it shakes out tomorrow morning.
Finally, I looked hard today for something to photograph that might be interesting. I struck out on that. So this afternoon, I went looking around this little town for something to take a picture of. I struck out there too. Finally, I refuse to post a picture of the hotel I’m staying in tonight because it’s too embarrassing. Therefore, no photo will be posted with tonight’s journal. JB.