Tuesday 9 October.
Cologne – Laaber (near Regensburg).
My humans are getting older and crazier! As we drove along the motorway today Tom pointed to the satnav and asked Leigh ‘What does that say?’ Screwing her eyes up she replied, ‘Looks like someone walking a dog’. After popping on the spare reading glasses we keep in the car she added, ‘It’s actually road works in 29km’.
Honestly, I do worry about them at times.
Today’s journey was pretty boring as journeys go due to the long motorway mileage. Although the scenery ranged from fairly flat to lolloping and lumpy, it’s more of the same if you know what I mean.
I’m not a fan of motorways. It’s the monotony I guess; they remind me of the film ’Metropolis’ where everyone and everything ’below’ is grey and boring. Fortunately the A3 – which took us virtually all the way – did eventually provide spectacular views of ever-changing trees; Autumn is such a colourful season isn’t it?
When travelling in the car I really enjoy listening to a variety of music such as Labi Siffre’s ’Something Inside So Strong’, America’s ’Horse With No Name’ and Carole King’s ’You’ve Got a Friend’: add to this simply lying in the back of the car on a smooth drive, sun warming your back through the car window and flashes of green and yellow foliage against a backdrop of white-blue sky and you’ll understand what is magnetic about adventuring on a road trip…even on a day when the journey could be justatadboring!
Arriving at our camp-site around 4.30pm Leigh and I took a nice stroll around this very pretty area whilst Tom drove further into the village to find a cash-point and some wine. Yelp!
Woofs, Martha xx