After the fun of skiing, it was time to leave the mountains, and what better contrast than the edge of a rather large lake. After arriving late in the day, Thursday was spent cycling around the north east corner of the lake starting from Meersburg, going anti-clockwise to until reaching the northern half of Constance, then crossing the lake back to Meersburg via the ferry. About a 40 mile jaunt, and very lovely too. Despite a chilly start with mist hanging over the lake, by the early afternoon we had a lovely sunny day, and a good excuse for both a coffee & cake stop, as well as a lunch on the shore of the river, beer included. Lunch legs followed making the last stretch to the ferry a little uncomfortable, but one does have to suffer for ones art.