Lithuania

We’ve made good progress despite the heavy rain. We are now in Kaunas in Lithuania and have travelled 1375 miles – 2200 kms. The journey from Berlin to Warsaw was our longest day and had the worst weather. We’d been lucky so far, dodging the weather front sweeping across Europe, but we’ve now had our fair share.

The bikes have performed beautifully, the tyres too, and panniers and top box. Our bluetooth Sena S20 headsets are wonderful too – so clear and easy to use (more on those in a separate equipment post). We’ve had one major disappointment: our TCX boots leak like sieves!!! Changing up or down a gear, we could feel the water sloshing around in our boots. Horrible!!! Both of us, and in both boots… We’ve contacted the manufacturer – no satisfactory response yet so it is not looking good. So disappointing as we had been so happy with them. They were comfortable riding and in light rain and even walking in, but the amount of rain we’ve had has really tested them, and they have failed miserably…

Riding through Poland was long and hard work. So many trucks, single lanes, no overtaking lanes of course, and windy roads through endless forests. The scenery got really lovely towards the north, as we got closer to Lithuania.

We’ll be leaving Kaunas later today and get to Riga, Latvia where we’ll spend 2 nights. I am so looking forward to visiting Riga, culturally and architecturally – I know I will have a real feast with all their art nouveau!!!

– Anne

Outside Augustow, Poland, time to put the waterproof trousers on again.

Outside Augustow, Poland, time to put the waterproof trousers on again.

Enjoying the stunning lighting and countryside in southern Lithuania

Enjoying the stunning lighting and countryside in southern Lithuania

Storm over Marijampolé, Lithuania

Storm over Marijampolé, Lithuania

Kaunas with St Michael the Archangel church

Kaunas with St Michael the Archangel church

St Michael the Archangel church in Kaunas, Lithuania

St Michael the Archangel church in Kaunas, Lithuania

By 2slowspeeds Posted in General

6 comments on “Lithuania

  1. Vous avez l’air en pleine forme ! : )))))) malgre la pluie 😦 Bon courage avec vos bottes et merci pour vos photos qui nous donnent la chance de suivre votre parcours avec encore plus de plaisir xxx

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  2. You really have been tested weatherwise (asto) and triumphed. Bravo! Trafficwise, too, in Poland. As for the boots, … Enjoy your well-deserved rest in Riga. Lolah xx

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  3. Super d avoir des nouvelles! On vous envoie des rayons de soleil! Merci pour vos photos! On est de tout cœur avec vous! On vous aime super fort;)

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  4. Oh so sorry to read about the boots -hope you get it all solved .The rest of your journey is fascinating.Have a good ride and well deserved 2 day rest. 🙂

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  5. Thank you all. We have just arrived in Riga. Great ride through pretty countryside, just had a few short rain showers today, and enjoyed the extremely couteous drivers in both Lithuania and Latvia. Glad to rest up here for 2 nights. Xx

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