Day 17: Niedernstöcken to Northeim

Distance: 135 km

Elevation: 677 m

Saying “good bye” from the people at the Friedenshof is always hard. A part of me usually wants to stay longer. However, around 10 am I was on the road again heading South towards Göttingen were Kara, my eldest daughter, is staying with her boyfriend.

The road took me along the river Leine through Hannover and couple of rather uninspiring little places. Also, it was raining a bit and there was draining headwind for a while. I did not cover much ground during most of the day.

Only in the evening the weather improved and the landscape became prettier as the small river Leine was meandering beautifully through a green valley.

Finally, I was able to complete 135 km by 8:30 pm and still found a camping site with some food on offer. The place is close to an Autobahn and has almost no even spot since it is on the side of a hill. But who cares?

Three other cyclist from Oberstdorf and Ulm were very interested in my project and my bike setup and we started chatting. Later, we had a beer together and did some shop talk around gear, equipment and other stuff.

I went to bed very late but with a smile.

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