sunset on a trig point, Robin Hood's Bed, Peak District
sunset on a trig point, Robin Hood's Bed, Peak District
  • Bitov a Hardegg
    • 13/07/2019
10th July
Dipped into Austria for a couple of hours because why not. Cycle route led through the middle of a massive industrial works, quite the contrast to the rest of the landscape of rolling hills of crops.

Enchanting little local trains chug through the countryside, halting at bus stop sized stations.
Ww2 pill boxes overgrown with giant thistles.

Quick stops at Slup water mill and Znojmo. A large and historic town perched above the river valley, but no time for that as I'm aiming for the adjacent national park.
Now naughtily camped in the "no tourists" area, surrounded by wild boar and crickets, hoping for clear starry skies

Too much light pollution but did see one good meteorite with a big fiery tail. Just missed capturing it in a photo but hey ho.

11th July
Bitov a Hardegg
Up and down the gorge, punishing on the legs.
Out of nowhere a vineyard appears accompanied by a small wooden shed, which turns out to contain a bloke selling chilled white wines. Its only 11am but can't pass up in a scenario like that!
The rest of the day involves 5 or 6 castles, wavering across the Austrian border again.
See drone footage...

Legs eventually gave out and took an unremarkable wild camp in a forestry plantation just to get off the road. Rain overnight.

12th july
Heading for Humpolec
Tried two airbnb bookings no response, so booking.com for a more expensive but more sensible apartment for two nights so I could take a day off to recuperate.
Several thundery showers on the way so lots of hiding under trees and in bus shelters, no shame in avoiding getting soaked.

13th july
Sat on sofa watching Wimbledon ladies final. Serena looks chunky and slow and loses.
Route planning day. Eating pizza day. Rains all day.


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