Sunrise over Nederlands
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04:30.â€¦came way too soon but, I got up with out difficulty and was out the door just after 5:00. Rob helped me get my stuff in the car and gave me a big hug, goodbye.
The morning light was just beginning to creep up above the 17th century buildings of Amsterdam. I snaked my way through the canal and out of the center. Once on the highway, I could make out the brilliant orange at the horizon with a sky of brillant blue, for a background.
Off, I go!
As it was insanely early, there was no traffic in the Netherlands and I was out of the country in just over an hour, surely a record.
I even made it passed Dusseldorf and Koln without becoming apart of their morning trafficâ€¦.yeah.
South of Frankfurtâ€¦â€¦maybe 30 minutes north of Deggendorf, the traffic was stopped. There had been many areas of road construction but they had only slowed my progress not stopped. The time that I had gained by missing the big cities traffic, I was now losing. I sat there for 30 minutes and then we crept for another 15. In the end, there was no intelligible reason for the stop. Oh well, I was on my way again.
I stopped for gas and my ABN card wasnâ€™t working, again. I had issues with it in Sweden, Tunisia, and now Germany. I called Rob and he called the bankâ€¦..probably a bad chip ! Ok, but the last placed that I stopped, they swiped it and didnâ€™t use the chipâ€¦..whatever, no Mastercard. Luckily I had the cash on me.
I crossed the Danube in southern Germany and found an interesting fortress.