Monday, 13 August 2012
Sun. 12 Aug. Litomerice to Brna nad Labem.
We left Litomerice on a quiet Sunday morning with little traffic. We stayed on the N/E bank of the river all day to Brna nad Labem. For the first time we had significant hills climbing up on both sides of the river. It was warm but not as hot as it has been. We lost the cycle route a few times and followed the road but it was not too busy. In fact the worst part of the road walk was the last 500m uphill to the hotel. The road was narrow at times with steep banks so one had no escape route if a vehicle lost control. At times I felt a bit like a skittle in a bowling alley.
We had a nice stop in a pub, in I think Libochovany, where I had a chat with a young Czech guy who had visited New Zealand. When l said we came from Upper Hutt his first comment was:- "Lord of the Rings."
At one stage during the day we walked on a very dusty part of the trail where they were putting down a new wide asphalt cycling track. Seemed a bit like overkill to me.