Solar Palace Hotel & Spa
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... our first swallows of the year. We followed a path alongside the lake which then turned inland into woodland. There were swampy bits in the woodland and we saw great crested newts and some small toads. Exhausted this evening after a full day of walking, but feeling lucky with the weather. We had a couple of hail showers this morning, but otherwise it's been dry, and often warm and sunny. Off to Suwalki on an early bus in the morning, and then planning to cross into Lithuania on ...
... top was a space where the emblem of Nazi Germany, the eagle and the swastika, had once been. The plan was to have a submarine in the lock,like something out of James Bond, with access by the canal through Russia to the Baltic Sea.
By paddling a little through the swamp they got to the other side and were able to go through a doorway and look right into the cavern. There was a little boat on a rope that Willow really wanted to get into but Ed ...
... the sun illuminating the wide, sweeping and glorious countryside. There were woods in the distance, a farm house in the mid distance and the greenest of green fields swooping in front of us. It made the terror worthwhile. And all along, this had been the forgotten land of East Prussia. It may have scared me half out of my mind, but this had been an incredible evening. And somehow, I managed to sleep comfortably back in the rickety old SS base, and did not have nightmares.
... and thicker than Ed had imagined. They had about 10m of concrete above a single storey and the walls were 6m thick. They had a great time with the guide scrambling about the remains as it had been blown up by the Nazis when they left.
I said I would tell you more about the man Stauffenberg who was shot in Berlin.
He was an aristocratic officer in the army and a Nazi party supporter. ...
... and giant walls of concrete remain; soaring high, still standing like mountainous creatures, frozen in time. And through it all, the forest has grown again, to reclaim its territory. It all makes for a remarkable spectacle, made all the more incredible because of its first class historical weight.
Our tour through the site was conducted by Jagoda, our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. It was almost overwhelming, and virtually impossible to take in. We ...