• Day21

    Wild camp on hill above Oberwesel

    July 17, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    We've stayed in designated stopovers every night so far- something we've not been used to in the UK. The stopovers are great, but one of the things we love about campervanning is the ability to get away from it all and discover beautiful spots where only we will spend the night and see the dawn. Will was exploring the area on his Maps.Me app that works offline and has incredible detail. He spotted a layby at a viewpoint on the hillside and we headed up there hopefully. We weren't disappointed! Whilst the layby was on quite a slope, the view of the Rhein was stunning and the cornflowers, ox eye daiseys and poppies in the adjacent wheat field a lovely feature.

    Following Will's offline map and signposts we trekked a further 2km up the hill to another viewpoint that could only be reached on foot. It was great to immerse ourselves in nature and this was easy to do with the birdsong, chirping of the crickets and hum of bees. We even saw a Great Spotted Woodpecker on the way back down and a sunbathing lizard the following morning when we did Pilates in the picnic area overlooking the Rhein.
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