Prepared and packed everything for our flight at 18:55 from Bristol Airport by 11:30. Left at 15:10 a bit late and had a slow journey. Parked the car and cycled into the airport. Packed up the bikes, took 45 minutes, and the departures board still said plane delayed 19:20. We didn’t realise this meant the check in had already started so waited for check in desk to be posted. Eventually went over to be told we were too late and the flight was closed. Sarah managed to get them to open the flight and we checked in only to have one piece of luggage rejected at security because I had taken a camping Gas cylinder which is not allowed. Luckily they only found one of the two. Just made it on the flight. I had a very painful decent as my ears wouldn’t clear. Arrived at Berlin and the bikes were there! Did wonder with the late check in.
Start of the holiday proper cycling into Berlin in the dark. Used the GPS track I had created and downloaded using MapMyRide.com . Nice flat cycle with a cycle route the whole way, next to the road. Arrived at the hotel at 23:30 and managed to get a Pizza take away and two glasses of wine in paper cups to take back to the room. My ears still in pain, took a couple of Nurofen and woke refreshed next morning.
Schonenfeld to NH Hotel, Berlin
ODO 2076 Start total for trip
Hotel NH is very nice.