Walterhausen (D) to Ilmenau (D)
It rained hard during the night and into the morning. It was 11:30am before I packed up a soaking wet tent and braved the weather. After a few hours of cycling through the cold storm shivering and miserable, I happened upon a small village just south of Ilmenau and spied a pension. With no chance of getting my tent dry today I saw this as the ideal opportunity to get everything dry, wash my dirty clothes and charge all my appliances. As I write this my tent is hanging over the bathroom door and all my clothes are drying on the radiator and all devices are recharging.
I'll get breakfast here in the morning and then ride through the rain all day comforted in the knowledge that everything is packed away dry.