Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Moto ADV - Holland/Germany/Luxembourg. Day 2/3.

View Maastricht - Cologne via Beek in a larger map

After a very good overnight stay in Maastricht we set off the next morning for Maastricht-Aachen Airport where the BMW Motorrad agency is located. I had decided to have my battery replaced. While the moto was in the shop we repaired to the charming nearby town of Beek for an early lunch in the sunshine.

We had just about finished our snack and were watching the world go by - mainly on those wonderful Dutch bicycles - when the waitress said, "The moto shop phoned. Your bike is ready."

We set off for Cologne. The weather is keeping fine.

We checked the map. We must be somewhere near Einrade.

Having just crossed into Germany we stopped for coffee and stickies at this Proxy place.

By the afternoon we rode into Cologne and checked into the hotel which also had secure parking underground opposite. Excellent. Well done JK and MF for booking this place.

We got a very friendly reception.

We discovered later that the hotel was very adjacent to the local (in WW11) Gestapo HQ which we visited. Chilling!!! The hotel was definitely the more comfortable.

 We enjoyed Cologne by night......

..... as you can see.

We also went to a jazz bar called Papa Joe's.

The musicians were good.

Dr AM looks happy enough.

To be continued on Day 3 ...........

Meanwhile, planning the route for the next foray into Europe: TBN

View Eurotunnel - Tigny Noyelle in a larger map. 
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Eurotunnel exit to Bd de l'Europe. To roundabout 1st exit onto D304. To roundabout to 2nd exit onto D305. To roundabout 1st exit onto D127 to GUINES. Keep on D127 to HARDINGHEN. Keep on D127 to ALINCTHUN. D127 to D215 to WIERRE AU-BOIS and SAMER. D901 to Neuville-Sous- Montreuil. Keep on D901 to WAILLY BEAUCHAMP and NEMPONT-SAINT-FIRMIN. Then to Tigny Noyelle.

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