To all good things come an end and after the pancakes with Eva and the kids I continued my way to Hallstätter see, an Austrian lake from the picture books. Situated between the mountains and with the picturesque town Hallstätter at it’s shores. I took my bicycle and cycled along the lake. In the evening I wildcamped along the lake and prepared my food on a campfire.
Driving the Deutsche Alpenstraße was accomplished and I had arrived at the Gordigear European office. When Gordigear heard about my plans to drive to Australia, and they being an Australian brand of outdoor equipment, they offered me to provide an awning for the car. An offer I of course happily accepted! And since their European office was on my route I could easily pick it up along the way.
After a little week of hiking in Liechtenstein and Switzerland I went driving the Deutsche Alpenstraße, from te Bodensee to the Königssee, but first a technical issue with the car needed to be solved. Continue reading “Driving the Deutsche Alpenstraße”
Although I was disturped by the police the night before I did have a good sleep in the forest near Lindau and after an easy breakfast I made my way to Liechtenstein. My friend Marcel recommended me to go to the Anterior Rhine near Versam and since Liechtenstein was along the way I decided to also honour this little Principality with a visit.
After wild camping next to the Rhine I continued my journey to the Bodensee. On the way I made a stop at Messel pit, a disused shale quarry. Many fossils have been found here which earned it a UNESCO World Heritage Site listing. At the local museum you can learn about it’s history and findings. Continue reading “Crossing Germany, Rhine Valley to Bodensee”
After leaving the Deventer City Camping all the farewell activities were completed and my journey had really started. The goal was to reach the Bodensee by the weekend to meet my long time friend Marcel there. On the way I took the time to visit some sites.
It has already been more than a week since I left Amsterdam, so time for my first travelogue about this Amsterdam to Sydney adventure. And since most of the first days since I left were filled with farewell activities this one will be more of a personal kind.
One of the last accessories I wanted to add to Brutus was a solar panel, one that would fit on the large Zarges case which is installed on the roof rack. I found a 100 Watt panel which would fit the lid of the case nicely and which should be sufficient to keep the accessories battery charged and my refrigerator cooled. An EPSolar Tracer 10A 1215BN is selected as a charger. Continue reading “Installing a solar pannel”
Back in september last year I started operation winch repair after I broke the winch during an offroading event at the Land Cruiser Club. I cleaned and overhauled the which and electrical system but after reinstall the drum didn’t really turn. Brutus faced some other problems and went for repair for more than 3 months, winter arrived and the winch repair project went into hibernation. Yesterday was a somewhat cold but sunny day so I decided to solve the winch matters once and for all.