Traffic and Tolls, & castles

Trip Start Jul 27, 2010
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Trip End Sep 04, 2010


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Brunnen, camp ground by the lake

Flag of Germany  , Bavaria,
Saturday, August 7, 2010

7/8/10 Saturday – Traffic and Tolls
The ‘just married’ honeymooners are on the road again. We left Lake Alpino camping ground to head to Fussen castle.  We had such an enjoyable relaxing time with Bert and Ina who were great tour guides. They had everything organised for us and even delivered a breakfast platter to our fridge one morning. We look forward to seeing them again in Holland on the 16/8. We said goodbye to all our new friends, even the owner of the camping ground came to say goodbye and wish us well. We met some new and wonderful people who we hope will come visit us in Australia one day.
The traffic has been terrible; we have been stopping and starting all day.
When you are driving on the fast motorways if there is an accident or traffic jam ahead everyone puts on their hazards for a few seconds to warn the people behind you, it is very helpful especially if you are travelling at 130km/h.
We arrived at Brunnen Camping ground and got one of the last 2 places set up the tent and had a bit of a sleep in the sun. As there were only a few spots left we had one of the muddiest sites. The car only got a little muddy when the tyres were spinning! I thought I’d check out the water for swim, I could only manage up to my ankles, before my feet went numb. We relaxed for a bit, too long we later found out after we walked the 2km through some quite streets to find somewhere for dinner. We thought as we were in Germany on a Saturday night there would be places open for dinner until late. We went to a few different places had a few beers (surprise surprise) and then decided we would get some to take away from the supermarket and walk back to the camping ground and eat at a restaurant close by. The price of a 0.5 L bottle of Erdinger 0.75 euro cents ah in heaven! We also purchased some beer that an Irish guy told us was the beer the pope orders by the crate, any excuse for us really. We wandered back only to find the restaurants had all stopped serving food. We had our back up packet pasta so we didn’t starve and we had cold beer so life was still good.
 
Hazard lights used today: 4x once because we went in the wrong lane at a toll point & 3x to warn the traffic not to run up our arse when we had to put the skids on in a traffic jam on the autostrada, once was in a tunnel and I nearly had a heart attack, Shane said we were fine and he still had plenty of braking power left!

Unfortunate incident for someone else: There was a German guy camping across from us and it was a bit windy last night, so he had a rope and connecting his tent and motorbike. He waved at us as he was leaving for the day and took off only to find that he was trying to take the tent with him. We were trying not to laugh there was a lot of ‘oopa’ , he was very embarrassed as he pegged his tent back in the ground unhooked his bike and took off.

Road Tolls 
– Italy 11€, Ostrerreich = 7.90€ (sticker for the car, valid for 10 days, only used for 2hrs, I wonder if I can sell it on Ebay?) + 8€ for tolls = Austria charges a lot for a drive through! 
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