Monday 10th September
Our plan is to make our way across the top of Germany today to Bremen, our choices where Hamburg, (too big), Hannover ( too far south) or Bremen (just right) on our way towards the Netherlands.
Pretty much a motorway trip “autobahn” and I get more tired from 3 hours driving on one of these compared to a full day driving B road. A huge number of roadworks on this trip which really slowed things up especially as the truck traffic was incredibly heavy.
Arriving in Bremen we made our way to the first camp spot we had chosen but not really suitable and was going to end up very tight with vehicles for the sports grounds we were at. So it was a 2nd choice site for Miss Stella, a paying site pretty much right in town.
A good choice in the end as we needed grey water discharge and a bit more fresh water anyway. What is funny though as it is autumn and this campground was under Oak Trees, the whole night had acorns falling on our roof.
Bremen become another unexpected surprise on Tuesday, we cycled in on the trusty steeds and spent a few hours wandering around this lovely traditional German City.
Bremen is the home to the Famous Childrens story about the Donkey, Dog. Cat and Rooster, and they have made the most of it.
Another great open market as well. We also made sure we where there in attendance to hear the 12.00 oclock Glockenspiel ringing. Was good for the first minute but by 5 minutes we decided enough is enough and continued on our way to get our traditional German Lunch of a Bratwurst Sausage in a Roll, (I love these and could eat them everyday, Susie not so keen) balanced it out with a punnet of freshly picked cocktail tomatoes from the market.
So that’s pretty much Germany done and Dusted at this end so Miss Stella is pointed in the direction of Emmen in the Netherlands, another couple of hours on the motorway.
Before we left Bremen we used a considerable amount of loose change to give Miss Stella a bath, unfortunately this hasn’t been easy to do lately and people (generally those in the 100,000 euro plus campers have been looking at us like we are gypsies lately in our dirty home. (only the outside)).