Throughout my journey in Scandinavia, I road on countless ferries. This would be my last ferry trip heading from Gedser, Denmark to Rostock, Germany. There is just something about riding on a boat with bikes, motorcycles, cars, and semi trucks, its amazing and I love it. Such a cool experience. I have been on short 10min ferry trips as well as longer 3 hour trips. Some are enclosed and others are completely open. Watching the view of the ocean while on the water is just simply stunning. I will miss these as the trek continues into Germany for a short visit.
Arriving into Rostock after a 2 hour ferry trip, I pedaled off yet another and my last boat. Once my bearings had been calibrated, it was time to head the short distance into the city. Germany, another bike friendly country with multiple bike lanes and lights specifically for bicycles. As I have made my way through these countries, it really shows how much the States aren’t very bicycle friendly and encouraging nonpolluting means of transportation. Yea we have bicycle lanes and such but they are beat up, use the leftover parts of the road, and the majority of cars don’t respect and look out for bicycles. Rant over.
Well my Germany trip is going to be a short one with not much riding involved and lasting less than a week. I needed to get from the northern part of Germany to the southern part quickly and that means train and bus transportation. I had a three hour gap in Rostock before my train left for Berlin and I spent that time enjoying some of the views while cycling the city.
Hopping on the train, I got my bike situated and sat down to catch up on blog. It was a 2 1/2 hour trip so plenty of time!
In Berlin, I had one more connection to make before arriving to my final destination, Munich! Unfortunately for this, it was and overnight bus trip. I just love sleeping on buses, planes, and in chairs…All loaded up, I tried to get as much sleep as is possible when you are sitting upright in a chair. And this is where the next exciting adventure begins as I meet up with Evan and Stew Tuesday morning in the train station for…drum roll…Oktoberfest!