Kreisfreie Stadt Rostock

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  • Day14

    Day 11 - Lake and Volcanoes

    January 9 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 2 °C

    Up early for continental breakfast then line up for tender tickets as we docked in Puerto Montt. The port does not have a bearth long enough for the Eclipse, so to go ashore, we take the tenders, lifeboats acting as water taxis. We were invited to jump the queue because we were ready to go immediately. The tenders hold about 120 people each and the ship deployed four to ferry us to the dock. The ride was smooth and quick (10 minutes).

    At the Celebrity dock, the shore staff guided us out into the Chilean port. Our tour guide was to meet us outside the port gate and she was waiting as a brief shower passed over. We were early so sat in the lobby of the port building to wait. Right on time, we loaded the 30-passenger bus with the rest of our tour group and took off. Darla, our guide, kept up a running commentary of what we saw as we passed through Puerto Montt and on the rest of our trip.

    Puerto Montt is the gateway to Patagonia, the southern Andes highlands, shared with Argentina. It is a large, fairly modern city and a big port. The Great Chilean Earthquake of 1960, created a tsunami that wiped out most of the town. The people have rebuilt and it seemed a thriving city as we drove through it. We headed out of the city, climbing past a colorful folk art painted wall.

    Along the whole drive from around the area, the land is heavily and productively farmed using up-to-date methods. There are grain fields, vegetable farms, fruit orchards, cattle ranches, and other crops. The area was settled by German Lutherans fleeing persecution and economic hardship in the 1840s onwards. The architecture is very German. The drive throughout the day was sometimes in rain. Short showers came and went, usually lasting only five to ten minutes. At one point, hail spattered the bus and ground for 15 seconds.

    The hills and mountains rose up as we went inland to Lake Llanquihue, a huge glacial lake. Puerto Varas is on the shore of the lake, a short 30 minutes away from Pto. Montt. We continued through Pto. Varas to Rosales National Park . The 15 minute drive along the lake was beautiful. The towering Osorno Volcano rose up, snow-topped, its peak hidden by clouds ahead to the left, on the lakeside. Rising up on the inland side was the Calbuco Volcano.

    The Petrohue Falls are between the two volcanoes. This is a falls on the glacial fed Petrohue River. A short walk over well marked and crowded paths opens onto to the rushing, intensely aqua river crashing and swishing over and through the old volcanic basalt. The river drains a glacial lake high up between volcanoes.

    We went back along Lake Llanquihue the way we'd come to Pto. Varas. We stopped in town for a half hour look around then to a parking lot on the lakeside where our guide and driver served us homemade empanadas and Chilean wine. Best empanadas we've had and a great wine.

    The tour took us to the small town of Fruitilla while Darla continued to explain the German heritage of th he area. Another of the German settlments along the Llanquihue, Fruitilla is only two long streets on the lakeside but it is known for its kuchen and struddle and theater. We carried out a blueberry kuchen and tea and coffee from a packed, tiny bakery and ate under the eves of the theater-on-the-lake while another shower passed. The theater is a modern building that produces many shows and holds classes.

    The bus took us back to Pto. Montt and left us at the passenger terminal where we got the tender back to the Eclipse.

    In the evening, we took in the show before dinner. The stage hosted Teacake, the "Duchess of Soul." She did a tribute set to Areatha Franklin and Whitney Houston. She was great! We lingered over dinner with our table mates, talking about our common but coincidental professions (3 engineers and 3 educators) and our German ancestry.

    Tomorrow and the next are days at sea.
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  • Day5

    75km, Strand, Steilküste, Warmduscher

    May 10, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Wis Rücken bessert sich und es waren heute ganze 75km. Entlang der Ostsee bis nach Rostock zur nächsten herzlichen Warmduscher Schlafmöglichkeit!
    Zweimal in die Eistonne Ostsee hilft zur Regeneration 😆 (wi,jp)

  • Day2

    Fährfahrt nach Trelleborg

    March 16 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C

    Wir begannen die Reise mit der Überfahrt von Rostock nach Trelleborg.
    Die ca. 6 Stunden Fahrzeit ließen sich durch ein Mittagessen für einen überraschend guten Preis an Bord und UNO sehr gut überbrücken.

  • Day2


    Yesterday in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Soo heute eine Wanderung zur Wilhelmshöhe unter nommen ca 8km ein wunder schöner weg durch einen Kiefernwald und zu rück am Wasser entlang das Wetter meint es gut mit uns nur Sonne ,und in einem Nobelrestaurant sehr gut zu Abend gegessen frischen Fisch lecker

  • Day22

    Warnemunde and Rostock

    May 6, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 50 °F

    After a waffle breakfast at Mamsen's we took a bus into Rostock with our guide Durten. One couple was late so we had to wait for them once we exited the bus. However, as soon as they arrived, they left our group and went out on their own. We began with the university, continued with the town and finally the church of St. Mary. There is a lovely fountain in the plaza in front of the university that shows a family with children. It symbolizes that the family is the foundation of the culture of the city. I was especially impressed that we a now in the province of Mecklenburg, for which my home county is named. We returned to the ship for lunch and then went out to walk in Wernamunde. There was a street fair along the river selling all kinds of fish. We walked out to the end of the wharf and saw many sailboats coming in. We returned to the ship and took a nap before going down to the atrium to hear Olga play. We dined with Don and his partner John from Oregon. Mostly we discussed cooking and wine. We came to bed happy and looking forward to tomorrow in Gdansk, Poland.Read more

  • Day2

    Otto und Edith verschiedenes zeigen

    February 8 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Nach dem Frühstück machen wir einen kurzen Strandspaziergang, danach fahren wir zur Warnow, dann nach Gehlsdorf und zeigen das Haus wo Toni und Madlen zuerst gewohnt habe. Weiter geht es nach Rostock zum Fischereihafen. Dort essen wir eine super gute Fischsuppe zum Mittag. Dann fahren wir ach Krummendorf zu Madlen, bauen den Kindersitz ein und holen Anni bei der Tagesmutter ab. Nun nehmen wir Anni mit und fahren zu Karls Erdbeerhof Rövershagen. Anni hüpft viel auf en Hüpfburgen und hat Spaß. Ca. 17.00 Uhr sind wir wieder im Strandresort und gehen zusammen im Nautica Abendessen. Ca. 19.30 war Anni im Bett. 😊 Eigeschlafen ist Sie ca. 1 Stunde später.Read more

  • Day3


    February 9 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

    Wir haben alle verschlafen unsind erst 8.25 Uhr zum Frühstück. Anni hat gut gegessen und viel gespielt. Nach dem Frühstück sind wir mit Anni zum Strand. Muscheln sammeln und ins Wasser werfen. Ein Besuch im Spielezimmer war auch toll. Dann aber auf zum Erdbeerhof zum Mittagessen mit Oma Edith. Anni hat ein bißchen im Auto geschlafen, dann recht gut gegessen und wir sind über den Hof geschändet. An der Hüpfburg war Anni nicht mehr zu halten. 16.00 Uhr sind wir zurück gefahren, weil wir nicht ins Schwimmbad gehen wollten, aber leider war es zu voll. Dafür sind wir schon kurz vor 18 Uhr im "Nautica" zum Abendessen eingelaufen. Anni hat schön gegessen und gespielt. Ca. 19.30 Uhr war sie im Bett und hat ca 20.30 Uhr geschlafen. Einschöner Tag ist zu Ende.Read more

  • Day4

    Urlaub mit Anni

    February 10 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Kurz nach 7 Uhr ist Anni aufgewacht und 8 Uhr sind wir alle zusammen zum Frühstück gegangen. Anni wollte nicht so essen, aber spielen. Trotzdem hat Sie einhalbes Knackwurstbrot gegessen. Nach dem Frühstück haben wir uns beeilt und sind endlich ins Schwimmbad gegangen. Anni hat sich riesig gefreut. Danach haben wir Pizza bestellt und im Zimmer gegessen. 12.30 Uhr lagen Anni und Opa im Bett und haben Mittagsschlaf gemacht. Kurz nach 14 Uhr kamen Madlen und Willi. 14.30 Uhr hat Willi die Beiden geweckt. Wir sind zusammen zur "Blauen Boje" und haben Kaffee getrunken, außer Opa Otto, der Lag im Bett weil ersich wegen seiner Erkältung nicht so gefühlt hat. Danach sind Anni, Willi und Madlen wieder nach Hause gefahren. Madlen hat Abends geschrieben, dass Anni Fieber hat. Wir waren sehr traurig.Read more

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