It is soooooooo beautiful
First sign of the “Hilly country”

After the breakfast at the a little weird guest house (and the tiniest room I stayed in), I started into a beautiful morning: it was already warm and all the tourists were still asleep or at least not on the road ;-).

At first, I cycled along the Blies, a little stream, to Zweibruecken where I got seriously lost….probably because there was a market (I think it  was a fish market) on the marketplace which probably hid some signs….after cycling around for about half an hour or so, I found the cycling path along the stream again BUT now it was covered by gravel and crowded by people and just not as nice as before.

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so French
so French

The weather was predicted to be sunny and warm, so I started early, around 8:30 AM.

First, I cycled down all the way to the Mosel again and after just a few meters, I was already in France. There was no sign for the border but the “Moselradweg” sign was suddenly in French: “Chemin de la Mosel” 🙂

And just a few meters further, my journey of climbing began. Luckily, I didn’t know what was expecting me, otherwise I would probably have worried too much 😉

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Luxembourg on the other side of the Mosel

I woke up around 6:30 and was already well rested, so I went into town around 7 AM to take the tourist pictures of Trier because I had forgotten my camera on the Wednesday.

It was great. Everything was still quiet, just some people were on their way to work and the trash collectors were already working.

So, I could take all the pictures without any people running around. In the cathedral I was even the only person, so that was a bit creepy but also a very special atmosphere.

At 8 AM I went to Dieter and Anne for breakfast, packed up my things and left Trier around 9:30 AM.

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Mosel dam
mosel dam

Despite the very nice room and a delicious breakfast, my bad mood was back (maybe I was sensing the events of the day already). I also had to do some shopping and it took some contemplating on which side of the Mosel I wanted to continue, so I started relatively late.

I was also a bit bored because the landscape was the same as the day before, still beautiful but not new 😉

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The water vapor is lifting after the rain

Sunday morning was the exact opposite from the day before: despite the noise inside and outside the hotel, I woke up refreshed and in a super relaxed mood.

Where the Mosel runs into the Rhine: Deutsches Eck

 

After the breakfast, I packed up my things and wanted to get on the road. But just before I got going, it started to rain – and not only a little. So I put on my rain gear before I cycled to the Deutsche Eck, the point in Koblenz where the Mosel runs into the Rhine river and where the Mosel cycling path starts.

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Bridge of Remagen - what is left over
Bridge of Remagen – what is left over

Yesterday was one of the worst days since I started cycling. I already thought in the morning about taking the train to my parents and take a loooooooooooooong break from cycling. There was no specific reason, just a bad day. I thought I would quickly cycle to Koblenz and decide then what I would do.

The weather was OK, april-like with wind again and temperatures, so that I was taking on and off my different jackets constantly.

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