Today we cycled 115 km from Herbertingen to Günzburg.
When I looked on Wikipedia about storks’ nests: Their nests are often very large and may be used for many years. Some nests have been known to grow to over two metres (six feet) in diameter and about three metres (ten feet) in depth.
One doesn’t often see hay saved like this nowadays.
An interesting sculpture
Just to give you an idea of the gradient sometimes
Here there was a sign saying the gradient was 20%! Denis made it up this one, I didn’t
I asked him after was he tempted to get down, he said his feet were clipped in so he had no choice but to stay going. Denis almost never walks up a hill even if it’s very steep. I tend to walk up the steeper ones particularly if I’m tired in the late afternoon.
Look who we found at the top of this particular hill!
We stopped for lunch in Erbach
Back on the road after lunch we passed these unusual looking sheep
We visited Ulm, this was our first glimpse from the bikes. Note the lovely old wall with pyramid and cathedral behind.
Ulm is known for having the church with the tallest steeple in the world at 161.53 metres, and as the birthplace of Albert Einstein.
Below the Rathaus. Quoting wikipedia The Rathaus (Town Hall), built in 1370, featuring some brilliantly coloured murals dating from the mid-16th century. On the gable is an astronomical clock dating from 1520. [Can’t see in my photograph] Restored after serious damage in 1944.
The pyramid is Ulm’s public library
We had our afternoon break sitting in the square admiring the cathedral
Back on our bikes
We later came across a new cycling challenge – where the Véloroute is seriously gravelled in that the gravel is so deep that one has to cycle very slowly so as not to skid. This was the case for a few kilometres on our way into Günzburg, our stop for the night.
Despite the weather forecast, we only had to shelter from two showers in the day and neither were particularly bad – we were lucky!