Thursday 10 March 2011
I turned to my trusty knee high Times Atlas, I've had it so long boundaries and names of countries have changed, but the geography has not, so the thing that puzzled me about this postcard is explained. The Swiss Alps are indeed at the top for this view is south at the top, north at the bottom. The lake normally appears on maps the other way up. So this is a Swiss inspired view of the Bodensee.
It is possible to take the a signed 300 kilometre Bicycle Circuit around the lake, with an additional 60K to lengthen optional, or shorten the ride by taking ferry crossings. The route is mostly on traffic free roads and paths. Sounds a delight.