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Day 3 Ghent to Cologne

Bypassing Aachen - unfortunately

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Our intention for today wa to go from Ghent to Cologne with a nice stop in the centre of Aachen by the cathedral. All good intentions can go wrong 😏...

As per the previous entry we couldn't park at the hotel and had to park off site in an underground car park. We set off at 0900h for a 7 minute walk to the car park, we paid for the parking, put the hotel location into the sat nav and set off to get back to the hotel to load up and check out. 35 minutes later we arrived at the hotel!!! Ghent has so many pedestrianised roads, large vehicles parked and blocking the small roadways and the sat nav throwing a hissy fit more than once, Sand said I was like a Duracell bunny on speed, but we did arrive at the hotel eventually. We loaded the trike and started our day's journey at 1015h.

We put into the sat nav for the nearest petrol station and there was one only 2km from our hotel. We rode there only to find that it was closed, urghhhhh, yet another Duracell bunny moment 😆. So we thought, sod it, and started our journey to Aachen which was subsequently fueled by major road works, traffic and holdups. At one stage it took us 30 minuted to ride 3 kms, the Duracell bunny was still vibrant. We had a pit stop in the services and decided to bypass Aachen and continue onto Cologne. We arrived at the hotel in Cologne after refueling and checking in, just after 1700h and celebrated with a cold beer.

Just to say the trike behaved perfectly all through our travelling issues, we rode 172 miles today.

We walked to Hard Rock Cafe for our evening meal and some drinks to rest and relax and the Duracell bunny was calmed. Those of you who know us, know that we visit every Hard Rock where ever we go.

We are now sat in the 12th floor of our hotel having a lovely glass of wine looking at the magnificent cathedral:


We have a whole day tomorrow to explore Cologne

Posted by RickAdderley 19:44 Archived in Germany

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