Manching, GermanyMay 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.Read more