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Travel Blogs from Groningen
... which is now a luxury!) I washed my dirty clothes, washed the bugs off the front of Lily and then waxed it to try to prevent less bug stickage!! So, that was all yesterday. Today, I have spent literally the whole day driving round holland being sent from place to place to get things fixed. The caravan shop I was hoping could help only dealt with caravans, but referred me somewhere else which was 20mins in the general direction I wanted to be going anyway - it was closed for ...
... an actual air raid bunker,now a museum ,where up to 380 people sheltered during bombing.It was easy to imagine the terror that they felt. Today Emden has a major ship building industry and car manufacturing,amoungst others.VW makes it's Passat car here, and exports thousands of cars from here all over the world.Ten thousand people are employed at VW . Off the northern coast ,across the North Sea ,are a string of islands ,the East and ...
Friday 27th June
Flensburg, Germany - Groningen, Holland 280 miles
Left our nice chalet :(
Immediately Miss Charming started playing up. She had been left switched
on all night (we think she'd been out partying) Anyway, she eventually found
the right road & now we're back in the land of BMWs, Audis & VWs, and
on the same road as we had driven up on all those days ago, and with no speed
limit, much ...
... circles, bought souvenirs, tried to visit the Danish Resistance Museum, but it had been burnt down!! The weather was glorious and did wonders for our tan. And we finished our three days here with dinner at a Hercogovina restaurant, overlooking the Tivoli Gardens.
After a night in Germany, near Bremen, in a campground that we have visited on our way north (nice spots, lots of grass, clean facilities that are gradually being updated, lots ...
... this area has the highest level of unemployment & many young people leave to look for jobs elsewhere. This means that many local businesses have to close. The lack of supermarkets en route, as well as the fact it was Sunday where everything is closed-we had to resort to having broth soup made with a single stock cube and porridge for dinner!!
All in all we have thoroughly enjoyed our cycle leg through Holland and look forward to new adventures in ...