Leaving our home town Haag and our home for a while.
Short rest in Donautal still in drizzle. Later in Bamberg in cleared up and we enjoyed the famous Townhouse on the river island.
Relaxing stroll around town. The river Main makes its mark.
This would be the last day of 43 days on the road. It will be 100% highway and still need lots of attention. I had to have 3 “pit-stops” to make it mentally. At the end of the day homecoming was sweet.
Approaching border to Austria.
Do not come with empty hands 🙂
I left the small village of Molinet early as heavy rain woke me up anyway.
Distance breaker in Mulhouse,still in France.
Coffee break at Starbucks before departure to Germany.
Long distance highway and “Bundesstrasse” driving.
I ended up on the same camping ground as in 2019 when I cycled from Haag to Lindau and around the lake. Fond memories…
The morning was sunny but very windy. So I opted to drive to Den Haag instead of cycling the 14 km. To find parking was another lengthy exercise but eventually successful.
Parking at the yacht harbor “Vissershaven” was not expensive and close to town.
The Royals stay private.
Great weather, great social life.
Tranquil flea market near Escher House.
I was looking forward to some famous Dutch painters in the museum of arts. But found only a handful. The rest was so depressing.
From the piers.
In the late afternoon only the question was again how far to go south west. This time i voted for Lille in France.
Due to quite some delays because of traffic congestions and one detour from my side I had to change to Gent which was one hour shorter. Ingrid has often mentioned its charme and beautiful building ensembles.
From my app “Stellplatz Radar” I found free parking near the Gent Rowing Club near the city center…
After the unpleasant happenings last night I was relaxed again and after the morning routine took the bike and cycled to town.
Found also the “Kulturspeicher” cycling along the river.
A rare version of a “Meerjungfrau”. (Check Kopenhagen!)
The most charming castle of “Evenburg” is a little outside, worthwhile the cycling.
I followed a recommendation of friends to visit Ditzum, which was indeed a romantic fishing village.
After some consideration how far to travel towards the west I decided for Den Haag, which I had in mind for a long time.
I stopped then some 15 km short on a camping ground in Leiden.
I started very early in the morning, the first trucks left before 5 a.m. and I followed about 05:30. New trick.
Arrived in Flensburg early, found an ALDI quickly and stored up my groceries. Followed more an intuition than lots of analysis and headed for Husum, which should be a charming fishing village south-east of Flensburg.
I am addicted to mirror images.
From the crossing over the Elbe near Glückstadt avoiding the Hamburg tunnel.
Route map 333 km
Final day with easy riding towards south-east again to home town Haag. Only short pit stop in Autobahn restaurant.
Arriving in Haag:
In these 33 days of my first long run motor-home journey I collected tons of memories and impressions which could last for a life time. The amount of endorphins was also remarkable. And the latter ones are possibly the reason why I feel the addiction has started to catch me badly…
Route map 588 km
It was a long day again. We reached Nürnberg in the afternoon and went for the walk. It is a magic place with lots of historical buildings and the like. Just not too late we looked to the camping site near town. Only to find out it was fully booked because of a big Motor Sport Event. Ups. Eventually we drove further south-west towards Regensburg and stopped in Berg.
Camping in Berg: https://www.camping-in-berg.de/
Personal rating: 5/5
From the road:
At Camping Berg
Route map 402 km
What a rainy day, took the ferry from Rodbyhaven to Puttgarden and reached Lübeck in the afternoon, still time for some sight seeing and a coffee in town. There is no bad weather, just possibly unsuitable clothing.
Camping near Soltau: https://www.camping-imbrock.de/
Personal rating 5/5
From the road and ferry:
From rainy Lübeck. Remember, one of the “Hanse-Städte” as Riga and Tallinn, which I visited during the north bound journey.
No need to visit Soltau this evening in these conditions.