Sunday 28 October
Sankt Polten, Austria – Ingolstadt, Germany
We passed the whole day today travelling. The weather consisted of fog, low fog, fog and more fog. Seriously, we seem to have gone through the back of the wardrobe and the weather has completely changed. The most interesting thing I can tell you about the day was the lack of traffic. We pulled into three service areas to try to stop for lunch and all were chocobloc with parked lorries.
Leigh and I thought it rather odd but Tom mumbled something about it just being lunchtime and drivers were probably taking a break. Going past yet another rest-area, where lorries were even parked in the slip-road leading into the rest-area I knew that there had to be a reason for this so I went onto goodoldgoogle. ‘Aha’, I said to my humans, ‘Lorries are restricted between 0800 and 2200 hours on a Sunday in Germany – and in some other European countries – which is why they are all parked up and not travelling’. I do love it when I learn something new!
Passing several towns that I recognised (I really have no idea if I have been to them or just passed them on our travels), such as Regensburg and Steinach, I did spot a large, regal looking building as we approached Melk which may have been worth a visit if only we had the time!
We arrived at our campsite in Ingolstadt around 4pm when, luckily, the rain had stopped. Leigh and I took a walk around the verylargesite, Tom set-up the utilities, and we settled in for the evening.
Woofs, Martha x