An enchanting river valley led me past medieval castles and tall church spires to where the land stretched up to the sky. The air became crisp and cow bells rang as the sun pierced through frosty trees at my side. As I scraped pegs left and right up tight hairpin turns an eagle screeched out below. In the clear sky above I took the rough rock-strewn path just to see what else I may find. On the summit I indulged on the shimmering view, and fell asleep beneath the stars. Itinerary: Mosel River French Alps Côte d'Azur Gorges du Verdon Swiss Alps Liechtenstein Black Forest Autobahn New toys and prep: New Pelican Storm case top box New LuxuryLite cot New mount for Garmin 60CSx New micro pump from ADV designs Replaced kevlar jeans and boots from last trip Repaired some small damage from the first trip 2nd oil change at 7,500 kms Allons-y!