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July 18th, 2007 | categorizilation: all categories,Germany

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Today’s distance / 今日の走行距離: 50.3km (plus 28.5km not on GPS)
Average speed / 平均速度: 13.7km/h
Time on skateboard / 走行時間: 3h 40m
Total skateboarding distance to date / 今までスケボで走った距離: 379.87km (plus 428.5km)
Total cycling distance to date / 今まで自転車で走った距離: 11,800km

Last night I slept in a disused industrial estate just outside of Koblenz. It was dry enough, but the echoey concrete walls made sleep difficult. I got away from there at first light, enjoying the quiet cool of the early morning.

A gull rests near Koblenz, Germany

The cycle path from Koblenz to Bad Breisig is one of the better that I have been on so far in Germany. Following right beside the Rhine, it is smooth and scenic.

Morning shadows near Koblenz, Germany

Being on a skateboard really makes you appreciate the small diffrences in paving stones. In general, asphelt or concrete are the best surfaces to skate on. Paving stones on the whole give a much too regular clacking sound and accompanying vibrations. However, in Germany they have paving stones as featured in the photo above that fit tightly together and do not have the usual indents. They are the best kind of paving. So. Now you know.

In Bad Briesig I spent about two hours dozing on the grass outside of a public toilets in a park, waiting for my batteries to charge. The toilets had a power outlet that I plugged my charger into.

The rest of the day was straight forward along the Rhine, up until I got to Godorf, just before Koln. I stopped and found a secluded spot near the river to sleep for the night.

Looking towards the Koln industrial area from Godorf, Germany

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Comment by Aunty Les — July 29, 2007 @ 2:54 pm | post a comment

Glad to have you back in the picture again. I was beginning to wonder where you'd got to!

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