It didn’t matter in which direction you looked the clouds looked ominous! The going was easy and Alan set a good pace. His idea was to get to Koblenz, weather permitting today, some 86 kms away.
This old Abbey at Stuben was just along the start of our first unpaved section.
There was a bench by this Motiv of the first cyclist so we stopped for a short break after some 25 kms or so.
There were quite a few castles on the route, some more ruin than fort others more impressive dwelling places.
The sky was still not good looking so we only stopped long enough to take a picture.
At Cochem we had a proper stop for Kaffee und Kuchen!
Once we set off again we were soon onto the next bit in a nature reserve.
At this point there was a sign indicating that we should take the ferry as a detour as the path ahead was not recommended and rough going!
The path started ok, but did deteriorate as we went on.
Stages of it were very muddy and so we ploughed on through them slipping and sliding.
The sun came out though and so at one stop Alan took his rain jacket off and let us out into the fresh air.
This was an enjoyable adventure. Occasionally we passed some intrepid cyclists going the other way, but generally we had the woods to ourselves!
Once out of the woods we came to a village that offered our human a toilet so we stopped and chilled on the river bank for a bit.
The Thunder passed and followed the River it seemed but the rain stayed as you can see from the photo above which is the view from our window!
So here we are nice and dry. After a shower and a short nap Alan made a new plan for us.