Travelled : 143 kilometres from Meppen to Norddeich, Lower Saxony.
Visited : Norddeich
Stayed : Municipal Stellplatz (Am Ocean Wave) Norddeich, €15 including electricity and the usual services. N53.60984 E7.15810
The weather has progressively warmed this week, it was hot in Munster and very hot in Meppen. Our original intention was to head north to Leer, but our German neighbours are all talking about another 35° day so we make a decision to run for the Frisia coast. The forecast is for less than 30° in Norddeich today.
It’s a very hot drive north on the autobahn. It reminds us of our trip down through Italy last year, so we pull the curtains behind the cab to give the airconditioning some help. It’s Friday afternoon and there’s lots of traffic, we presume mostly people heading to the North Sea beaches like us. Reaching Emden on the mouth of the Ems River we can feel the temperature falling and we feel the decision was a good one. No point sitting in the Hymer all day with the airconditioning banging away if it’s too hot to do any exploring.
Arriving in Norddeich we find the stellplatz is huge, about 200 motorhomes. It’s almost full and we get one of the few spots left. As there are 199 German camper cars and us, I won’t be mentioning the war.
Not fancying a second night in Norddeich we pack up and head east toward Bensersiel, but the small port village of Dornumersiel catches our eye.
Michael and Pam