Hotel Wiking - Kiel
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Walking back to the van we found a € Shop, this we decided was a must for the morning, effectively a 79p shop :-) Lucy spotted a toy shop and also declared we would be going back.
Not sure if it was the road, the railway, the pavement sweeper or excitement for the € shop but we were all wide awake by 7am and up fed and showered by 9am.
The town was no let down :-)
We found a beach with a ...
... and Wolfgang (Wolli). In 2002, they made a connection with Pete and visited him in 2003 in Canada. When we contacted them last year they asked us to come stay with them. Everything we did during this time was thanks to both of them for arranging everything. We had the most amazing time with them. They showed us so much of the area, where Pete's mom lived during the war, museums, monuments, and so much more. It will be easier to show pictures of ...
... on each end, so it never had to "turn around." It would pull into port in one direction, and then pull right back out going the other direction, which allowed them to keep a steady stream of ferries going back and forth as quickly as possible.
The crossing took about 45 minutes, after which we had another couple of hours ahead of very flat and very monotonous countryside, as we approached Copenhagen from the south.
... So we grabbed a hotel for the night and headed out again the next morning to where we are now. Lots have happened here. Most importantly we had a surprise visit from Susanne and Wolfgang, (Pete's cousins) here at the park last night. It was wonderful. Here are some other highlights...... Visited the U Boat and the memorial, really neat to see inside....pictures here Went to the city of Kiel, really ...
... notable contingents were present from Russia, France, Spain, and Australia. There may have been some Canadians, but we never met any, and as it was, aside from one other family from New York -- first-generation Taiwanese-Americans -- we were the only U.S. citizens on board.
The ship was basically a smaller version of the new ship we'd sailed with MSC over Christmas 2013 -- the Divina. As such, the layout ...