We move south eastwards to Bayreuth where we settle in a for a couple of nights at Lohengrin Therme
Perfect relaxation in a very nice spa for six hours
We came out thoroughly refreshed and squeaky clean
Trundling on we encamp at firstly Pleystein, a lovely small village in the hills but with a local church that chimed its bells all night!, then an intended stay at Vohenstrauss on a large dedicated parking area for MHs with free services including electric and views
We set off walking our socks off!
I told Nina this was a warning of savage wild dogs....
So after a very long walk we returned to our stellplatz to find the motorhome bay next to us steadily filling up with Bric a Brac (Nina's description)
This was being brought in and stacked/sorted by an array of Polish and Czech vans that (in our opinion) were touring the local streets collecting the junk that the local Germans put out for next day council collection
Not an issue really if they would have done it over the other side of the vast car park but not in the actual motorhome bays and certainly not after dark as they were
One of the guys wished me goodnight as we packed up and left and I fear my response was not what he wanted to hear....
So after driving in the late evening (not a good idea BTW) we find a lovely spot way up in the hills at Hetzenbach advertised as being next to a restaurant
Noisy bells again but we were quite tired and too late to pay the gasthaus a visit so just crashed out for the night...
Back on schedule we pay a visit to the Glashutte at Arnbruck
This is a vast glass and pottery selling emporium with very nice gardens and far too many cafes to tempt you in
It was a sunday and the car park was rammed but managed to find a spot with a couple of other vans next to the busy main road, moving later to a quieter spot once they'd all gone
One of many sunny terraces that day
We even break out Max and head for the hills and the Czech border as its a stunning day at 21 degs
These two fellas do the rounds on a sunny terrace as we sunbathe overlooking the border
After a quiet night its very different at the Glashutte as its Monday and the Barbarian Hordes are off at work leaving us to make yet more 'essential twinkly light' purchases and of course have elevenses in one of the now deserted cafes
Those dieting look away!
Another day another beautiful location, this time at Lalling overlooking the sports field
No wonder the Germans are so good at football, the facilities are excellent at village level with a very level well manicured pitch
If thats Hell then we'd better make tracks soon for Passau....
You guessed it, more walking in the woods
More fungi of unknown origin
You'll be amaized how fast these guys get the crops in..
Why not get buried in the woods?
Cant think of a better resting place..
Passau is next up and we park a good 3km out of town on a 'noisy by day, quiet by night' stellplatze near the railway and walk in to town
So many cars here awaiting onward travelling but bound for where?
The 'Dom" sitting high above the city
Check out the size of this instrument!
All this walking means occasionally a monster kebab is in order and how delicious it tasted!
Nina spots a walking accessory
Yes but only if you carry it...
Sunset on the Donau..
Our current resting place (18km walk yesterday) is Trostberg just up from the Chiemsee, a huge lake which we will blast around later on Max in the glorious autumn sunshine which we are lucky to be having at the moment
A walk to the nearby village of Altenmark an der Alz reveals a Klosterbrauerie, the stuff of dreams
Having nipped in to make a phone call..
We return outside to drink those 'Dunkles vom Fass'
Temptation abounds down in the village and we succumb to two of many choices so graphically illustrated..