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Travel Blogs from Aurich
... to go up before they can get in or out of the Ijsselmeer, which is like a lake but is only shut off from the sea by the causeway.
It's pretty interesting to watch as there is all sizes of boats coming and going.
Then we head to Edam, it is a lovely little town on the water , canals, tiny streets, loads of shops and a wedding as we were coming into the town square.
We walk around, try ...
So we started the day as three with Paul kindly guiding us the 20km to the German border. We got there by 10am and said our goodbyes. The rest of the day was spent trying to get as Far East as we could passing through the lovely town of Weener where we couldn't resist getting a photo next to the sign. The wheels finally stopped turning at Westerstrabe and ...
... back in the country lanes after about 10km of faffing around in the suburbs. We were pretty tired and had lost a lot of time by then so getting to Germany was looking more and more unlikely. Alec: Once in the countryside we decided to head for a village called Beerta looking to find a campsite like the one on the previous night. When we arrived there there were no signs for a campsite! We asked in the chicken cafe if there was one close by and they pointed us back in the direction we ...
... the centre – on a busy market day and with cycling prohibited! Lots of shoppers so took me a while to walk my bike through them.
The rural areas were almost entirely devoid of people, with just the occasional car passing me and the occasional village, with their huge churches and strange pagan-like creations (month of May, fertility symbols, perhaps?), to keep the day a little bit interesting.
... minutes to pick up passengers. And she was right. I was the sole passenger at the time of boarding and as the crew were releasing the moorings two women came pedalling along the dock and just made it in time. Then we were off for the 1h 40m journey across the Ems estuary to Emden. Pretty good service at 13 Euros, including coffee and a sticker for my bike J.
As the boat, the Dollard, docked I was surprised to find myself quite a way ...
Other places to stay in Aurich
Hoheberger Weg 192, Aurich | 4 star hotelfrom $169
Hoheberger Weg 17, Aurich | 3 star hotelfrom $97
Burgstrasse, Aurich | Hotelfrom $100
Bahnhofstrasse 4, Aurich | Hotelfrom $160
Am Sandkrug 6, Aurich | Hotelfrom $84