Travel Blogs from Emden
Emden is a sea port on the Northern coast of Germany very close to the Netherlands border.You can actually see the Netherlands on the other side of The Ems Inlet.The countryside is flat and easily water inundated which is why there are many dykes to keep water out and flat cycling tracks beside the dykes.Everyone has bikes. Because it has always been an important sea port ,70 years ago during World War 2, Emden was flattened by Allied ...
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 ...
With our heads in the clouds, we left Nordkapp and headed south. When we knew that we would be coming to Norway, we asked a Brisbane-based friend of ours, who happens to be Norwegian, what we should go to see in Norway. In her words, "Capital cities are the same everywhere. Oslo is nice and has some good museums, but... Go to the Lofoten Islands."
And so we did. But I'm getting ahead of myself. I need to write this blog chronologically or I ...
... t looking good-but Darren found a very idyllic location on the sea side of the dyke-out of sight. We were treated to a gorgeous sunset across the water.
Next day we saw sheep, sheep & more sheep under a bright blue sunny sky. I could swear I was in New Zealand without the mountains! The livestock provided enormous pleasure for the girls as there were many cute spring lambs with their mothers. There were many attempts to try and pat the lambs-not ...
... plenty of suggestions – as well as talking about past travels through Russia, Mongolia, Australia and many other locations.
We also have had to chance to start to use our National Trust membership! At the suggestion of Rob & Linda Van Geene, we took out a membership to National Trust in the UK, which will give us free entry and free parking (where applicable), so after consulting the NT Guide Book we chose our first NT property to explore ...