Berlin - Oranienburg
Last night we met up with Katharina, daughter-in-law and artist, visited her studio, had a glass of prosecco and went out to dinner together. A very enjoyable evening. Unfortunately, I forgot my cell phone in her studio and had to make the trek back this morning to get it before we could be on our way on our bikes. Very important since all of my photos for my blog will be taken with my phone.
It was around 11 when we finally were off. If I had any qualms about cycling out of Berlin, they were unnecessary. The bicycle route which we had worked out with the help of cycle maps online was perfect. After about ten minutes on bike paths along busy roads, we were on paths through a park, woods, along the Havel. Couldn't have been more pleasant. The paths were smooth, the terrain was flat.
The air was cool - excellent for cycling- and the sky had dramatic, stormy clouds - fine for photography. The clouds threatened rain, but it never came. Much of our route followed the former East-West German border. Such a peaceful setting now, hard to imagine that you would have been shot for trespassing in the days of the GDR.
p.s. All my posts from the trip are being written from home after we returned. While traveling the Internet was either too slow or non-existent.