Left Debbie & Spencer at 0800 this morning. Rich bullied me into an early start but I was glad of it by 9.30am as we had made a good start into today's journey. Great roads again today. The highight for me was getting to 2000 metres altitude on a mountain pass and being surrounded by snow, blue skies and sunshine.
We stopped at the pass for lunch (on the italian border). Drove past the Dolomites. I am starting to lose track of the countries now. Went up to our second mountain pass but discovered it was closed so had to come all the way back.
Got as far as Innsbruck today. Although we have been travelling for nine hours today it hasn't felt like it as the roads have been so interesting and fun to ride.
Found a campsite at Innsbruck. Very big campsite on a lake. Although the facilities are lovely (nice shower block, shop etc) I don't like it as much as some of the others we have stayed at. It is very well organised but I preferred Heidi and Peter's 'back yard' and the little campsite in Erd. The small, family run ones are so much friendlier. Having said that, a couple of people wondered over to our tent (everyone on the campsite seems to be in caravans) and had a chat with us. The bike always attracts attention being so fully loaded. Both the people who came over for a chat turned out to be bikers and were interested in where we had been and where we were off to. Just had dinner and now going to bed early.Posted by Richard Tibbetts at May 25, 2010 06:53 AM GMT
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