It feels like a long time since we left Luxembourg City, only 4 days ago and some miles between us. We have reached the outskirts of Strasbourg today after a beautiful day cycling along canal paths. Canal/river paths are tarmac and you can cover miles finally. The past few days have been kind to us as only a few hills but the cycle route eurovelo 5 is well designed taking you off main roads, through forest roads, river and canal towpaths. The scenery has been lovely and again the weather has continued to be kind to us. Until tonight we have camped for 3 nights and our camping fortune has not blessed us yet. With a campsite so bad we cycled another 12km to find a nicer one only to be woken at 3am by a drunk man outside the tent asking the time..! Last night we were kept awake at another site by a group of east European fisher men talking and being sick-tents have thin walls!
The beauty of cycling we are finding is that we have very little knowledge of what we will see ahead and many surprises have arisen from cycling through 3 countries/borders ( Luxembourg -France-Germany) in 1 day, Schengen Agreement location, Unesco Völklinger Hütte (Industrial beauty) and the canals of La Marne au Rhin.