Friday, May 7, 2010
Lucky to find Laufenburg - or how we were saved by the internet - and found a great place
The day started normally enough, Paul and I on a 35km ride from Mulhouse in France to Basel (Bale) in Switzerland and Serge going ahead in the van- and then the fun started. As soon as we entered Switzerland our French cel phones no longer worked (contrary of course to what the French phone company had told us) and we had no way of reaching Serge, who had gone ahead in the van to look for the maps of the Swiss and German part of the trip, which we couldn't find in France. So, we had no maps, no Serge, and no idea of where we were going. To make the whole situation almost comical when Serge managed to get through to me momentarily (maybe a stray French cel signal) as Paul and I were standing outside the very grand and luxurious Les Trois Rois hotel I had just enough time to say - "Serge, we are in Basel, just outside" - and the phone went dead - just like in the movies.