Talsperre BautzenMay 14 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C
Our last night in Germany is spent in a small rural parking area close to the Bautzen Dam. It feels like another long day on the road, but we took time out to look fruitlessly in yet another motorhome shop for a new door handle.
We then spent several hours at an out of town shopping centre in Dresden where we had a van lunch, went in search of camera equipment at Media Markt and discovered Höffner, a store we now think of as the German IKEA and which provided us with several replacement kitchen items that had been on our shopping list for some time. The quality of the roads is noticeably poorer the further east we go with patches, bumps, potholes and deep ruts made from tyre tracks on some carriageways, all of which slows our progress.
It was too late to get the canoe down when we arrived, but we walked to the tree border to look out accross the scenic reservoir. As the fiery sun lowered in the sky Will experimented with another of Peggy the Drone's functions (hyperlapse course lock) that played with the light behind a silhouetted church spire.
Although we tried to play it down, we were both feeling the underlying nerves of travelling to a new country tomorrow. We visited northern Poland for a few days back in 2012. We weren't so widely travelled back then and found some of the poor conditions people were living in difficult to process, especially in comparison to the opulence of the many churches we came accross. We wonder how different it will be this time round...Read more