Saturday morning up and a chat with Damian (a fellow BMW rider) waiting for the boat unloading to begin.
Once out, on easy run in the cool morning air to Eindhoven.
Famous for PSV and Philips.
Found a bank. Now I have cash Euros.
Found a nice place for brunch……
Post-brunch wandering around led me to the Saturday market.
And the “marche”, a very fancy food court.
Back on the bike for a scenic route to Aachen, where my hotel awaited.
Turned out to be too slow. So slow that I felt like taking a nap. 30kph and very little traffic will do that.
Found the highway, and zoom, zoom!
Booked into my Aachen hotel, and had a nap.
Awoke in time to put the cover on the bike, before night fell.
The nap meant I missed the Leicester loss to Burnley. Guess Vardy is the only player trying?
This season, despite Leicester’s poor performance, Vardy is still the second best English scorer in the EPL. Level with Sterling, who gets all the plaudits. “got no respect”!
Despite the nap, I was still tired, so decided to stay in and update the TomTom. Last update was around Christmas.
This update only took 5hrs.
During this time, found out that there was a nice shower in my room. Big, slate affair. Instant hot water, and lots!
Ate the last of my “munchies”, and drank lots of tea. Nice to have a kettle in the room 🙂
Sunday up to a sunny morning.
Went to pay a bill online. Company did not like my browser. Sorted it out by paying through my bank. And now have my next topic for TotM 🙂
TLC for the bike.
Then off for a stroll, to see the Aaachener Dom
Waylaid by this Kimchi……
…… @ a take-away called FatBaby.
Nice soup. Hot! Spicy and temperature wise.
Came with a side of rice.
Maria is from L.A., originally born in Seoul. So the food has to be good! And it was.
I was thinking of dessert as I strode away, when I chanced upon a bakery. Their Kaiser buns were really big profiteroles filled with fresh cream 🙂
Glad I bought two 🙂
The rest of the walk was uneventful.
City Hall was impressive.
More so than the cathedral. Which originally was Charlemagne’s castle chapel. Very pretty and petite.
Inside are buried many of those who headed the Carolingian Empire, which covered a huge chunk of Europe (see the grey).
A long meander back necessitated a cuppa and a nap.
Awoke to find the restaurant serving only pizza.
Strolled off and found a traditional Greek……
Then a bit of sewing before bed.
How tough are Carhartt jeans? I broke a needle!!!
Monday morning up early to do laundry.
Then zoom, zoom to Kircheim.
Unloaded the bike.
Had a cuppa and the last of my pretzel bread.
Back on the road to BMW. Bike needs a once-over.
Denver-Mike took me home from BMW.
Via Greorgy for beers and chat. And supper at a good Chinese.
So that is me all settled in.
Waiting on the bike.
And resting up.
See you when I get to Corsica 😉