Travelled: 68 kilometres from Überlingen to Blumburg, Germany.
Stayed: Blumburg Stellplatz €8.50 including electricity, all the usual services. N47.83977, E08.54256
We drive out of Überlingen, the sun is shining and the birds are singing. But we arrive at the first intersection with no indicators (or blinkers in the Australian vernacular). This following the no head light a couple of days ago. I am a little pissed, Pam asks ‘will this cost money ?
I cannot see the point in driving back to Ravenburg (the headlight solution), so we drive on to Singen to a Fiat Commercial Dealer. It’s a surprisingly large town, we drive past several car dealerships including Ferrari, Porsche and Mazeratti before we turn into the Fiat Dealership with Pam’s arm as an indicator. They take it into the service bay straight way and get to pulling the column and dash apart.
A couple of hours later, we are told a fuse within the steering column shroud was not correctly engaged. The indicators are now working properly, I remain sceptical and pay another €107. We have lost a few hours, so we revise our planned destination and set the GPS for Blumburg.
We have had an hours walk, passing the Aldi across from the stellplatz on our way back. We pop in and to our surprise find a packet of ‘crackers’, they will go nicely with some French brie and some English chedder in the fridge. Germany has very limited cracker options. So its beer, wine and cheese night in the Hymer tonight.
Its a very quiet night, but chilly morning in Blumburg. However more importantly the headlights and blinkers are working, so its a good start.
Michael and Pam