Ottersberg Sports CentreJune 30 in Germany
After emptying the toilet and waste water and filling with fresh water at the friebad's free services, we bought a tank full of diesel and got underway. 200km was greatly extended when roadworks meant we took a wrong turning off the motorway. More traffic jams saw us dawdling along at 5kph for an hour and eating lunch on the go after a quick pitstop to let Poppy pee.
Nearing our overnight stop, we dropped in at a getränkehaus (a drinks supermarket) and bought a couple of crates of alcohol free beer. Other countries are beginning to sell it, but nowhere makes it as well as Germany. Vicky was knackered by the time we pulled up outside the quiet sports centre in Otterberg. There was only a few cars and one other van there and although no signs advertised it, we found the service point and electricity stanchions that told us the area was meant for motorhomes.
Will walked to the shops and found a nearby Rewe supermarket, where he bought BBQ supplies. Later he fired up the small folding BBQ we keep in the boot and we sat out beside the van watching people go by.Read more