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Landkreis Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm

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  • Day331

    Manching, Germany

    May 23, 2017 in Germany

    It was Day 3 of our journey to Gothernburg and there were 1724km to go. Two other vans had stayed overnight in the layby and while we were out with the camera that morning we got chatting with the young couple in the red van. Last night had been the first night of an 8 month trip to Spain!

    Being so close to the border we re-entered Austria almost as soon as we set off. We drove down some single track roads before crossing over to Germany again and reaching the autobahn! Cruise control was engaged and away we went! With the amount of time we spend near, on and in the water we'd been thinking about getting an underwater camera for some time. Having made our minds up to splash out (sorry, irresistible pun) on a Go Pro, Will found that their European distribution centre was in Munich so we drove to an out of town shop and are now the proud owners of a new underwater videocamera- watch this space!

    One reassuring thing we've discovered since returning to German speaking countries is that we are quickly recalling how to say things in the language and able to understand nearly as much as we did when we came to the end of our time in them, back in December.

    We got back on the motorway and found services and our home for the night in an official free stopover at Manching, after having driven 214km. The large car park looked a little rough but it was surrounded by grass with wildflowers and trees, with a small lake nearby.
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  • Day94

    Ade arrives!

    September 28, 2016 in Germany

    We picked our good friend Ade up from Münich airport (which is huge!). After we eventually got to the terminal and found him, we shuttle bussed it 10 minutes out to the car park and set off back to one of our favourite overnighters at Hohenwart.

    It was brilliant to see Ade again, if not a little surreal after having spent so much time with just the three of us in the van. (Poppy was very happy to see him too!) The rest of the day was spent walking through the little nature area close to the stopover, showing Ade round the village and catching up. It was topped off with another glorious sunset over the village skyline.Read more

  • Day97

    Scheyern Culture Festival

    October 1, 2016 in Germany

    One of the good things about staying in an area for a while is being able to spot events and plan for them; something we haven't done much of when passing through regions. We'd seen a poster for a 'culture festival' prior to Ade's arrival and put it down as one of the very few events in our diary.

    There was a huge number of stalls showing sculptures in wood, stone, metal and clay, paintings, handmade clothing, soaps, jewellery and decorations to name but a few. The majority were excellent quality. There were willow weaving workshops, circus performers, a traditional band and a theatre.

    We watched a children's show that was a combination of Jack & the Bean Stalk, Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks. Even though Vicky & Ade didn't understand much, it was entertaining and we found it interesting listening to the German nursery rhymes.

    We enjoyed the day, but were rather full with culture by the end and so returned once again to our peaceful stopover at Hohenwart.
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  • Day88

    Happy Equinox from Hohenwart

    September 22, 2016 in Germany

    Happy Autumn Equinox everyone! Living in the van we are so much more aware of the light, weather and temperatures than we ever were in the house.

    Having travelled into Bavaria, we are 700km south of our stopover of 2 nights ago and on a more southerly latitude than anywhere in the UK.

    We chose to drive off the motorway today and consequently got a better feeling for the places we were passing through. The most striking change has been the gradients we've been climbing and rolling down - small towns with effectively single track roads, tight bends and 10% gradients; quite a change from the northern flatlands. There has also been more opulence in the buildings, especially church towers we've seen. Ice cream colours and onion shaped domes, somtimes with the addition of ornate stonework, are characteristic and a welcome point of interest along our way.

    We also get the impression that Autumn is further behind here than up north, with fewer leaves on the ground and the trees a more solid green.

    5 minutes after we arrived at Hohenwart, a black convertible BMW pulled up. The driver turned out to be a local councillor who welcomed us to the area!

    We decided to stay 3 nights and give ourselves time to catch up with some jobs. Vicky finally got time to put up the plant shelves she had cut out of an unused door from a cupboard in the boot. She took care to do a good job of aligning them and was feeling proud of how level they were until Will asked if she'd measured the angle the van was parked at... Oh well, it wasn't that far off horizontal... We'd been missing our garden and when the shelves had a few plants on, the van felt so much more homely!

    A meal of the day at the local pub.
    Helping new vanners
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  • Day37

    Day 6 - Oller del Mas Winery

    November 3, 2017 in Germany

    We arrived at the winery to a excellent tapas meal and of course there was wine. We had cold Broccoli soup, a salad similar to a Cobb salad, then spicy potatoes, followed by a chicken dish and a fish dish, desert was cheese cake.

    It is now about 3:00, and after all the food and wine I was ready for a nap, but there was still more wine to taste. We walked through the vineyard and saw vines that were a few years old and some as old as 30 years, which in the life time of a grape vine is adolescent.

    Oller del Mas is one of the oldest winerys in the region. The grounds have been in the family for 36 generations. They currently have 147 acres of vineyard and continue to grow. Recently they discovered a vine thought to be extinct and are working to reintroduce this grape type back into new wines.

    Well we ate and drank and it is time to head home. 16,683 steps in today and a lot of great memories
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