Ringhotel Koehler Forsthaus
Travel Blogs from Aurich
... t. As it was the beginning of a long week-end in Holland-and the cabins were fully booked-we had to bite the bullet & tackle the headwind across the bridge. Hannah did well to battle the elements & we finally made the crossing in 3 hours. We stopped for a snack and got out our stove to make ourselves some hot cuppas as a reward. The girls had fun rolling down a nearby dyke.
That afternoon we continued up the coast to the delightful town of ...
... It is raining and not worth trying to get to much further today so we eventually find a nice little village on a river called Varel. We park right over the road from the river and our view is of an old yacht.
The area is a very large inlet, but it is also very flat and so the boats have to go thru a lock to get out into the open sea.
There are a few restaurants there, but we had ...
... time we camped up and walked into the town the annual food festival had just started! This consisted of all the hotel chefs in the area setting up stalls in the main square serving small portions of their finest dishes for 5 euros each. 4 courses in, we were very satisfied and waddled back to the tent for an early night in preparation for a big day ...
... from. We hopped on the bikes again but still couldn't find it so I stopped and asked a guy in his driveway where the campsite was and after a moment he said "you can schhtay here!" Neil and I couldn't believe it and thought it's too good to turn down! We followed him round the back of the house not sure what to expect then the garden just opened up with a stunning view over fields and a lake. We pitched our tent and Paul (the guy in the driveway) came over to us with 2 cold beers in ...
... 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.
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed