It was a dull, dreary, and misty summer day!

Trip Start Aug 09, 2008
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Flag of Germany  , Schleswig-Holstein,
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I woke up, again and again....and again!
 
Last night I had 2 new roommates. Both older and they snored. Then there was the other age related issue of getting up in the middle of the night to pee. Them, not me. They also got up early to leave.
 
I didn't get much sleep last night. Then I woke up, for the final time, and my back hurt like hell. I'm not sure why because it had been feeling better the past couple of days. Yesterday I went for a walk into Kolding to view the Castle and walk around the downtown area. Check out the pictures. I stopped at a motorcycle shop and purchased an "anti-freeze" long sleeve shirt. I have a feeling the weather is going to be cooler, sooner than I expected and what I brought won't be warm enough.
 
Han didn't check out yesterday. He's at the hostel until September when he can move into his apartment. We chatted a lot about China and other countries and cultures. Then one of the older gentlemen came in and he was from Copenhagen and so we chatted about Denmark. I learned a lot about other cultures and countries during this stay. It was quite informative.
 
This morning the weather sucked. It was dull and dreary and a light mist fell all morning. With my sore back, which seemed to be getting worse, it was an awful travelling day. The older gentleman from Copenhagen had suggested I visit the west coast of Denmark on my drive south towards Bremen Germany. This was a great suggestion as it got me off the main highway and through some lovely countryside. The suggestion was to go to an island and beach area called Lakolk. The clouds had started to clear up when I got there but it was still quite dreary. It reminded me of the day when I was in Cape Cod on the beach (my nothing day). I didn't stay long there. Then I continued on my journey to Heide. The clearing up didn't last long.
 
I decided to stop before reaching Bremen for a few reasons. The first was that I have arranged a few places to couch surf on but nobody could accommodate me tonight. So those are my plans for Bremen the next couple of nights. I also knew that it would be a very long day of driving if I went all the way to Bremen after my beach detour. I had found a hostel in Bremen I could have stayed at tonight. I had found on the hostel website a  place listed here in Heide, though the internet said they had no room for tonight. But I took my chance anyway. When I arrived they said they had no room, then Inga, the owner, remembered it was Tuesday and that she did have a room available. This place is more of a B&B then hostel. So this is where I am.
 
I went for a walk through town and they have the most amazing houses and buildings. It definitely has that small town, northern Germany, feel to it. Sorry no pictures. It was still dull and dreary out.
 
So that's it. No more philosophical musings. The book is still very interesting. But this is my travel blog, not my philosophical musings blog.
 
Bye for now!
 
PS. I have received my first travel donation. I received an email that someone had made a donation to my paypal account through one of my other travel blogs. If they're also reading this blog, Thanks! 
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spiritangel
spiritangel on

Get a massage!
Hi Paul, this the voice of your massage therapist on the other side of the world in Calgary. GO GET A MASSAGE! Surely there are specialists in neuromuscular pathologies in Denmark/Germany/wherever that can mend your aching back...

cobra1899
cobra1899 on

Re: Get a massage!
Thanks for the advice Spiritangel but I had a lesson to learn and it took me until tomorrow morning to listen to my conscious self and 'cure' myself. Not that I want to put you out of business, but the body can cure itself if you listen to what it needs.

Namaste

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