Km ridden: 10
Even in this weather, we still kept up with our sport by doing a short session with loads of burpees! We’re 60-ish, and traveling, what’s your excuse? 😉
Freya drove us to the migration office to get Bjoerns visa extended… Even though he has the strongest German accent in the family, he was the first Australian. Back when we moved to Australia, he bravely forfeited his German citizenship for an Australian one to give us certainty of residence.
Luckily we were there at 11:50, so we still got a number. Sitting down we expected to be in and out in no time…however there is lunch… A nice official told us to get some lunch ourselves because we would only be seen after lunch – approximately 1 hour later… We waited in the cafeteria, then it was finally our turn. The actual application went without a hitch once we got in, and we were out in a flash. Now we just need to wait to get the visa. Aaah, German bureaucracy. A game of patience and waiting.
Directly after that we met up with Klaus to head to our friend Peters place where Bjoerns bike had spent the year. Being efficient, we employed 3 gps devices: Bjoerns, Sigrids and Klaus’…. all of them leading us up the garden path, almost literally. We ended up on the wrong side of the Müggelsee. After a scenic drive around the lake we ended up in a Forrest. For some reason Klaus didn’t want to continue that direction. Eventually after a couple more turns we managed to find our way out and arrived at Peters place just before dark, about 1.5 hours later than intended.
Unpacking the bike was a great joy, no marks, no rust and with the battery reconnected it started straight away!
Ok by now it started to rain and Bjorn had to ride the bike in the rainy dark to the workshop where we needed to have it inspected for the TÜV: a necessity that needs to be done every 2 years to ascertain the roadworthiness of a vehicle.
Sigrid was worried, but despite her worries all went ok and we dropped off the bike before Klaus drove both of us home.