Monday! Everything will be open! But it was still raining. I headed in to the central city in search of warm clothes and a tarp. I looked in several hardware shops without success. I did find some German equivalent of Dress for Less where I bought a synthetic woollen hat and brown polarfleece for €8. Being brown it was cheaper. As a bonus they also sold tubes of sauces for €0.50. I bought one to liven up my luncheon sausage that I find myself eating so much. I walked on and found a 2ndhand clothing store, where I bought a blue raincoat for €9. I told the man not to put it in a bag, and he laughed and said (in German) “What? It’s so nice you want to wear it straight away?!”
With my hat, jumper and raincoat combination I looked the complete hobo. No more being annoyed by people thinking I am a rich tourist!
From here I countinued the search for the tarp. In Munich they have some amazing sports shops – better than Singapore’s Orchard Road. All 3 have 6 floors, and one has a pool so you can try out your kayak before you buy. I never knew I needed so many things! The first 2 didn’t have any tarps in stock. I looked in at a lovely homewares shop. They only had large tarps. The 3rd shop did have the right thing, and also lovely Arcteryx gear, Tasmanian Tiger packs, Surefire torches . . . . I bought a small spice container keyring to liven up the luncheon.
Thus freed from my shopping list, I went wandering.
From there I went to the large open-air market. I can spot a free sample at 400m so i did quite well.
Nearby is a church where you can go up the tower for €6! I am not giveing money to the catholic church. I have seen where the Pope lives.
I returned to the campsite and set up my tarp – I found a broken umbrella and put it over one of the guylines to stop people tripping on it. The other side was handily covered by a tent full of Spaniards. Success!