Landkreis Verden

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  • Day57

    Day 57. Fischerhude, Germany

    September 30, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    A cold and stormy day today. No Extersteine excursion today.
    By mid morning there was a break in the rain so we headed off to Fischerhude for a walk.
    We walked through the forest and along a canal that fed into the Wümme-Südarm. A beautiful and refreshing 5km walk.
    We stopped at the charming Haus Berkelmann Restaurant. This is also a sought after accommodation for pilgrims walking on the Santiago Camino trek.Read more

  • Day734

    Ottersberg Sports Centre

    June 30, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    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.
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  • Day782

    Ottersberg Sports Centre

    August 17, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    The sports centre on the outskirts of Ottersberg offers facilities for vans and is close enough to the motorway to make it a very convenient stopover on a journey between Denmark and Dunkirk. Because of this, it is the second time we have stayed here, having visited on our way up to Scandinavia in late June. A patch of grass and low shrubs seperate us from a closed off single track road so there are no passing cars. Walking a hundred metres up this road brings us to wide open farm fields and in the other direction there is access to the centre's outdoor football pitch.

    We have covered just over 200km on our drive south today. It took more time than we'd hoped because we got caught up in a series of traffic jams on the motorways, especially around congested, industrial Hamburg. We split the journey into two, stopping off midway at an Edeka supermarket for a car park lunch and some shopping. We are only just appreciating what a chilled out and relaxed country Denmark is, now that we have left and are noticing the stress and business of people in Germany. It is something we will adjust to quickly, but compared to the last 6 weeks in Danish supermarkets, today's shopping trip seemed to be full of people in a rush, unwilling to make eye contact, pressuring us to get out of their way etc. It is funny the way the human brain often works, only really appreciating how good some things are when they are gone!

    We were able to deposit the two small crates of empty alcohol-free beer bottles into the reverse vending machine, earning us a return of nearly €5. In his head, Will put this amount towards buying more alcohol-frees, whereas Vicky allocated it to the cakes we bought! We obviously have different priorities! We got caught out when paying for the sweet treats at the supermarket bakery, Will had used contactless to pay for our groceries but the bakery was cash only and we hadn't yet changed the kroner in our wallets for euros. Luckily Vicky had an emergency note in her phone case so all was not lost. We found the no cards policy within the supermarket a little strange after Denmark, where market stalls advertised 'mobile pay' and even the little catering van at Sletterhage lighthouse, miles from any village, had contactless!

    Completing the second leg of our journey and pulling into the stellplatz was a good feeling. Vicky can find covering long distances day after day and staying new places each night a bit disorienting so returning to somewhere familiar really helped. There was only one other van when we arrived but the place soon filled up. A British family pulled into the spot in front of us and we got chatting. The two parents, three primary school aged children and Willow the spaniel were touring for the summer holidays and had spent a little time in Denmark. We swapped stories and Poppy glared warily at Willow before they went to fetch a takeaway pizza and Will finished cooking ours.
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  • Day8

    ....über die Hälfte ist geschafft...

    November 2, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Noch 350 km bis heim - Mittagspause in Daisys Diner
    Wenn man schon hier vorbei kommt.....
    Auf jeden Fall eine dicke Empfehlung, wenn man auf der A1 unterwegs ist
    Zwischen Hamburg und Bremen einfach mal die Ausfahrt Oyten nehmen. Lohnt sich 👍👍

  • Day10

    Enttäuschte Erwartungen

    September 17, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Erwartung 1: die Sonne scheint (heute hat es zum ersten Mal geregnet)
    Erwartung 2: ich treffe auf andere Menschen (nach gestern habe ich auch heute auf dem Weg niemanden gesehen - nicht mal Spaziergänger mit Hund)
    Erwartung 3: ich bekomme am Nachmittag einen Cappu (ist ausgefallen wegen "ist nicht" 😩. Das Cafe hat die Saison schon beendet)
    Erwartung 4: ich kann duschen (war auch so, nachdem es gestern keine gab, allerdings draußen und sehr kühl 😰)
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  • Day9

    Wieder in Verden

    September 27, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Dario hat uns abgeholt, dafür ein riesengroßes Dankeschön 😘😘😘
    ... schließlich musste er im Gegensatz zu uns morgens wieder früh raus ...
    Wir sind in Verden noch beim „goldenen M“ eingekehrt , aber an dieser Stelle haben wir leider kein Foto mehr für euch ... 😂
    Ergänzung von 19.30 Uhr: Abendessen total authentisch, mit mitgebrachten Gewürzen schmeckt und riecht es wie vor Ort ... köööstlich 😋Read more

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