The hotel was in a rural location so very quiet and nice.
Yesterday I had decided to skip Kaunas and instead loop back to the coast. The breakfast is great and I get an early start.
Initially the roads were empty and nice. There is really nothing along the road, I find a cafe in one of the towns but it was closed.
Later I found a small shop and stopped for drinks. When I sit outside and relax I am approached by a young Lithuanian man that has some questions about life on a bicycle. I tell him about how great it is to travel slow and how many things you learn. A good example being that he had no idea that there was African swine fever just some kilometers away.
He has a nice Audi A6 and I ask him if he bought it in Germany, he tells me it’s a "Lithuanian special". One smashed up vehicle with a good identity morphed with other cars with bad identities.
The weather is quite OK but there is an annoying headwind and some rain.
The closer I get to Panevėžys the more traffic there is, people drive like they are insane. I guess that the better roads the higher speeds. All off a sudden I don’t feel much like biking anymore in Lithuania.
Eventually I find the hotel, it’s nice enough, located in a busy intersection in the outskirts of town. The room has two floors, bedroom upstairs.
The traffic has made me interested in going by train back to the coast. I visit the tourist information and get some info on the trains, the website for the trains is not great. But I manage to puzzle together some possible train routes. Priority one will be to try and reach Klapeida and the coast.
I walk around in town and remain unimpressed. Hesburgers for dinner.