Thalkirchen

Trip Start Apr 29, 2006
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Trip End Nov 15, 2007


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Sunday, July 16, 2006

16.7.06
Thalkirchen
As we left Kemp Becice we watched a glider being taken up and released into the air. It must be an awesome experience to catch a thermal and soar into the wide blue yonder, then float to the ground.

The countryside is dotted with crucifixes of all shapes and sizes, some in small huts to protect them. They are in the fields, towns and along all the roads and in private gardens too. We feel we've been lucky to travel through the Czech Republic and enjoy the older buildings and undulating scenery. It's not a rich country but that's part of it's olde worlde charm.

We stopped at the side of the road in Czech Republic at a few stalls to purchase blue berries, apricots, potatoes and cucumbers, all incredibly cheap. At one of these stops we saw a 3 car pile-up and we wondered if the attention to the stalls had anything to do with it. We drove through Linz and Salzburg in beautiful Austria and settled in Germany for the night. We traveled through 3 countries in one day today.

No problems finding the campsite recommended in the 'Let's go Europe 2006'. Thalkirchen Camping is well sign posted on the autobahns coming into Germany, in fact I wonder if it's the only campsite in Munich it's so big and full. I've never seen so many tents, motor homes, caravans and campers in one place. It had everything we needed including washing machine, cook top (I had run out of gas), power and a shuttle to Munich.

Des and I hired a push-bike each for Eu5 and cycled along the River Isar. Kids on surfboards, wave boards and in kayaks made it an interesting hour's fun. There was a raised area in the concrete in the river which caused a wash, this was where the kids surfed. Difficult to explain so I'll post some pictures on the pod. There was a logging vehicle loading up with a mechanical arm on the rig, fascinating to watch it handling the huge logs like matchsticks. We waved at the folks enjoying the river au naturale a little further along.

Munich by shuttle and U-bahn was only a 20 minute trip and easy to find. It's a huge town but closed on Sunday! Still managed to find coffee and cake though!

So far the authorities have been very friendly and we have only had one police check that was in Poland when we were pulled over to have Des's license checked. The office spoke no English so we gave him car our Registration, passports and finally Des's license. He would not have had a clue what he was looking at, but I guess it looked official enough.
He smiled sweetly and sent us on our way so we gave him an Australia pen.
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