Lübeck

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Spent wednesday walking along the German coast, lots of great beaches but they were all deserted. The sky was gray, it was cold and the wind was blowing.
I had been thinking about getting some signs made up for the Mule for a while. I noticed that people would stare at the Mule with wonder and curiosity, but often not ask what we were doing. Just outside of Neustadt, I found a company that made advertising signs and thought I would check if they could help me.

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No problems, Axel helped me make a couple of signs for both sides of the Mule and then helped me put them on properly.
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He even gave me a very good price and took a picture to send to some friends in Sweden.
I headed on, taking it very slowly and by the time it was getting dark, I was somewhere between Travemünde and Lübeck. There was a field beside the road, behind some trees and I decided I had walked enough for one day.

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The night before I had started having some problems with my mattress, it had started to leak. Just a little bit, took a hour or two to deflate. At first I thought it was the valve but no amount of mucking around with it seemed to help. The leak is so small that I can’t find it without the help of water, will have to find a pond or lake to dunk the mattress in as soon as I can. As it was, I spent the night first inflating the mattress, then waking up on the hard ground an hour or so later. Repeat….
Gets old very quickly!

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On the way into Lübeck, I found some art. Somebody does not seem to like trains!

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I am now in Lübeck and intend to stay here for a day, do some sightseeing and enjoy a good cup of coffee. Then it will be of towards Büchen, 2 days easy walking, south along a canal, where I will be staying with my friend Marc.