After the "fun" of last year, this year's trip
in Flo went smoothly - new Satnav, new motorhome and new route. We set
out as usual overnighting at the Park and Ride in Canterbury, then the Channel Tunnel and this time North and stopped at a sports centre in Belgium.
Then onto Waldorf, the restaurant we stayed at last year north of Dortmund but
it was closed due to bereavement. So we prepared our own meal when the
barman came over and said that the cook remembered us from last year
(only stayed the one night) and would open the kitchen for us! So
apologies that we had eaten but went for a beer but returned there on
our way back. More of that later.
Then on to the Froli factory again in the pouring rain for the night and the following day a change in route and we headed north towards Hamburg. We stopped at Salzhausen, a
beautiful little Stellplatz with electricity and near a supermarket and
a chicken wagon. Rain started that evening and didn't stop so we drove
on, missing the next planned stop and arrived at Pennemunde 7 hours
later. Rain was the story of the holiday. We stayed at Pennemunde for 2
nights, lovely big place and visited the museum which is in the old
power station. Peenemunde was where the V1 and V2 rockets were
From the top of the power station - Flo in the centre of picture
were going to travel onto the Baltic Coast all the way to Hel but the
weather was stormy, wet and cold so after a night at the Marina (from
last time) where
there were so many signs of motorhomes getting stuck (the
motorhome to the right of the car above is actually stuck solid) with
chewed up grass and tyre ruts in Szczcin we moved onto Kluczewo again
and stayed there for 3 weeks. The weather wan't good - wet and also
very cold and we had to borrow duvets before we managed to buy
blankets. Visited Czaplinek, the nearest town and went to the
village fete, before we went back to Szczcin for a few nights and
explored the city with Christopher.
Then the return journey, Angermunde again from last year but this time got soaked but had a lovely meal before that,
view from the restaurant window
then on to Helmstedt, a large Stellplatz just off the autobahn, Flori factory at Stuckenbrock,
human kettle holder
and this time the restaurant was open and welcomed with open arms. They
even gave us 2 litres of eintopf, a thick stew/soup to eat the
following day, another sports hall in Belgium and
back through the channel tunnel later before another stop at the
Canterbury P&R, this time in an overflow with plenty of room before home.
selection of meals eaten - you can see we eat well.
pasta meal as the restaurant was closed
first meal - we had cooked a gammon joint to take with us
and pork from the chicken wagon although we had cooked a meal in the
slow cooker (below) driving there but this looked so good.
home made brawn at Klukcewo - even Marilyn liked it
currywurst at Pennemunde and Schnitzel (below)