MeyenburgSeptember 18, 2016 in Germany
We wouldn't have found the Meyenburg stopover if we hadn't spotted a small sign with a campervan on. The road didn't exist on the sat nav but turned out to be a cobbled courtyard behind an empty marketplace.
When parked we could hear sparrows chirping busily in the bushes, geese fussing and cockrels crowing. We could see a small stream, trees and bushes out of our side window and watch people making their way to allotments out of the front. There were rows and rows of good sized plots with individual gates and fences. Walking along we saw they were well used, with colourful flowers blooming, neat rows of veg growing in the fine soil and fruit trees; some of which shaded hens and the cockrels and geese we'd heard from the van. People came on foot and bike, returning with bike trailers and buckets full of the fruits of their labour. It was lovely seeing the community spirit and it made us think of our friends with allotments back in the UK.
Taking a walk, we found a lovely park with white painted benches and small bridges crossing a stream with vibrantly coloured roses to add contrast.
We needed to get more pills for Poppy's ageing legs and so we took her to the vets, a small practice in the downstairs of a townhouse. The vet was very nice and complimented Will on his German, saying he was so good she thought he was from Holland. However, after he'd explained Poppy had hip displasia she said she could speak English if we found it easier? YES, much! was our relieved reply. Unfortunately the pills Poppy has been taking aren't available in Germany, but the vet was able to order some different ones in for the following day.Read more