Riedlingen to the city of Ulm

The lovely view back to Reidlingen as we left. A night of steady rain had us thankful for our decision to find indoor digs. A cloudy day dawned but no rain. 

Again the trail is liberally sprinkled with little villages , so a couple or 6 kms of farming country before the trail takes you into the centre of an old village .

There are plenty of cyclists rest stops onroute , so we can boil the billy and Barbs can get her coffee fix. Cheaper too and the cafe coffee here in Germany is different , ” its coffee Captain Kirk , but not as we know it ” 😉

After about 57 kms so so we reached a little town of Weiler , where a close friend of Barbs — Claudia — from Kerikeri has her family roots. Claudia’s mum lives there in a large historic house owned her her sister Christine and husband Peter. We were given wonderful hospitality and a nice room for the night .

We checked out this local tourist attraction at Blauburen – has interesting colour in the spring feed water .

Was a lovely evening with these folk . Had a hearty breakfast before we hit the road for the short ride into the old city of Ulm 

Photo on our departure Claudia , her mum Irene , Christine & Peter and her Ladyship

We have a modest hotel room ( read el cheapo )  in the heart of Ulm. Right near the old town hall and impressive cathedral ( above pics)  Has an interesting modern feeling Shopping precinct in the centre , and Barb has found a laundrymat where she assures me she is getting her fix 😉. Those who know Barb well realise her fondness for getting some laundry done. Not kidding ! 

Just a few metres from the hotel — amazing old houses some with ancient origins 1500’s and older 

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