Who doesn’t know this feeling: waiting! Waiting for the train, waiting for the grades, waiting for the election results, waiting in the queue, waiting for the dream lover, waiting in the waiting room. Waiting, waiting, waiting. The list could be continued eternally.
We kept you waiting for a whole month with this blog-post. Now it is here! However, we know what waiting means – we were waiting for the most important mail package in our life time! It included i.a. my sleeping bag and camping mat. By the way, while waiting, one has to be very patient. That is absolutely no strength of Steffen. The package should have arrived on friday – last friday.
However, now, one week later, directly on our date of departure, the package arrived! Yeah! The angelic postman Peter was our bearer of good tidings!
Now we can start pedaling this evening without any problems. Nevertheless, we wanted to begin our tour already last night in Markelfingen. We mentioned in our blog post numero uno that we will sleep in a tree tent at the Naturfreundehaus Bodensee. Sadly, there was a big storm so we were not allowed to sleep flying over the floor.
We were getting our hopes up too soon: the tree tent couldn’t host us last night. Reason: rain, thunder and storm
As a compensation we had a delicious dinner in the Naturfreundehaus restaurant – the veggie-burger still tastes very good. We were joined by Linda and Melinda, friends of mine. Over the last month there were many such farewells. The title page picture was shot at Steffens family farewell party.
Our packing list grew continuously over the last month. Astonishingly, we think we have all the bits and bobs packed strategically in our Vaude-panniers. We estimate that we have about 600 things with us. In-depths calculations still have to be done. Two of my equipment highlights (except the delayed package): free of charge film containers to fill in spices and the t‑shirt from Kipepeo with flamingos.
We were very happy about the package from Kipepeo, one of our partners. The t‑shirts still wait to be worn.
Steffens equipment- highlights: the self-made camera bag from his family for short hikes and the nearly self-flying 4k-drone with tracing mode.
Meadows and trees from above: Our mavic air Air was tested some times already. This picture was shot close to Steißlingen and Singen.
This morning we rode with our bikes from Singen to Radolfzell to officially start our world trip. On the way we directly met our first world trip company: the lovely Hannh accompanied us after her night shift in the hospital as first person on our trip. This encounter had to be recorded with a picture.
At Zweirad Joos Mr. Andreas Joos awaited us for a short foto shooting.
Afterwards we said goodbye to our cooperation partner EuroNatur with a short video interview.
Back in our old apartment we waited one last time for the package and now we still have to pack our stuff to ride to my friend Leo in Tuttlingen. We are very excited! Let the adventure begin!
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