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  • Day32

    Thuringer Wald to Quickborn Hamburg

    July 16, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    After breakfast we took a drive through part of the Thuringer Walt area.

    Travelling through the area, it's noticeable that this was part of East Germany until the reunification in 1990. The towns and villages look old and in places appear quite shabby.

    After a quick coffee stop, we headed for the Autobahn thinking we'd be in Hamburg in time for afternoon coffee......or NOT 😨

    Unmanned Stop-Go's and traffic jams were the order of the day, and we finally arrived at about 18h00.
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  • Day33


    July 17, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    The sun wasn't shining when we got up this morning, but it did poke through the clouds a couple of times. But it also didn't rain at all today. Apparently, this was fairly good going seeing that Summer was on Tuesday 2 weeks ago 😆

    Farmer Rich Shelton, really knows how to grow veggies. Lettuce, cabbage and sugarsnap peas from the garden went into the salad for our braai.

    Matt and Claire and Louise and Henry came over for lunch - a family affair 😊
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  • Day35

    North Sea

    July 19, 2016 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Woke to a smidge of blue sky, but before we left to have breakfast in Hamburg, the skies were grey and gloomy again 😕. Oh well, I guess that is Summer in northern Germany for you? But I did have my lovely flowers to brighten the gloomy skies. Thanks Nats 😙

    We made our way north for lunch at St Peter Ording. Guess what..... The sun came out in full force. Must be my birthday 😊

    Along the way, lots more wind turbines ... Obviously very windy up there. Little villages and farms, veggie fields, horses, cows and sheep.

    Gückstadt is located on the right bank of the Lower Elbe at the confluence of the small Rhin river. Glückstadt was founded in 1617 and it's name translates to English literally as "Luck City" or "Fortune City". As Christian IV promised the settlers tax exemption and freedom of religion, Glückstadt soon became an important trading centre, intended to compete with the Imperial city of Hamburg, located upstream on the Elbe.

    Came home to balloons and delicious homemade Nutella cheesecake... With candles 😊 Lucky Noah was there to help blow then out...

    Tomorrow we start the last leg of our wonderful trip. We head for Berlin with Matt and Claire before we head home on Saturday.
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  • Day34


    July 18, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Slow day today... Drove into Hamburg for lunch and a bumble through part of the city.

    Churches, statues, new and old buildings, a large harbour and a coffee shop with a rather unfortunate name 😊

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