16th July – Czech Republic

16 Jul

Diesel CZ Crn 33.30 (£1.19/ltr) Petrol the same

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Jumped straight on to the A4 this morning and headed straight towards the Czech Republic on a lovely sunny day. It was not on our original plan but it seemed a shame not to visit as Marjool has not been there and it is nearly on the way as we changed our minds and decided to visit the south of Poland. There were no lorries on the road as they are not allowed to use the roads on a Saturday or Sunday. It’s a great time to travel and feels much more relaxing. We are just about the slowest moving of vehicles on the road, sticking at about 80 k’s to keep the fuel consumption to a reasonable level. Cars rush by at twice our speed … at least! We are not in a rush.

We crossed the border without any controls, but were stopped just down the road by the police who wanted to let us know that the headlights should be kept on at all times. They also wanted to see our papers ( driving licence, V5, and passports). Marjool’s German came in handy as its the second language here. They were really friendly and smiley and so it was not an unpleasant experience.

Turned off the main road to stop for lunch in the middle of nowhere, but there was still a lovely church there in a style that we are not used to.

We carried on through the tiny B roads across towards Jicin, stopping to camp in a little campsite near a lake at Doksy. It cost about £6.00 per night but very basic with a cold shower.

Just as an aside to those looking at cooking options ….. we decided to cook using methylated spirit. It is the sort of cooker used on some yachts as a safety measure. It works really well but not sure if we will be able to get meths in Russia. If not we will cook on the wood gas stove or an open fire.

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