WHEN THE ROAD GETS TO WEARIN' THIN
|SOMETIMES TRAVEL GETS TO WEARIN' THIN, OR AT LEAST 4KMS FROM IT.|
We waved bye bye to Jan and Bea after two nights and drove to Schwerin for some sightseeing on our way to the wohnwagen in Alt Necheln.
Schwerin Castle dates back to 1160 but was remodelled to what we see today in 1857. After unification the regional parliament decided to make it their parliamentary seat. Why not? It houses a museum and some other bits.
ON TO THE WOHNWAGEN! (THROUGH FIELDS OF GOLD)
We motored our way in our groovy polo to Necheln and then Alt Necheln (old Necheln) to pull up at a very fine old manor where we were shown to our accommodation out the back and down through the garden. It was a very cute circa 1960's tiny caravan that as a ten year old I would love to have slept in. As a ten year old I would also have just comfortably fittted on the bed too. There is no doubt about it, it was totally cute even if it had no fly screens, electricity or lights. We were welcome to use the toilet in the house but there was no shower. Oh well, the tariff of 40 Euros included breakfast which was nominally worth 12 Euros each, so it was a cheap bed for the night.
We drove around to Rotter See, the Red lake, for dinner at another location that only the locals ever get to. Definitely off the beaten track. It was a summer camping phenomena with many swimming in the lake at 9.00pm while it was still light and everyone else chowing down at the restaurant and drinking beers.
We drove back to our little 'wohnwagen' which means caravan and settled down for the night. Ok, my feet stuck out over the bed and yes, the mossies were annoying but it was all a bit of fun, just for one night mind you. The breakfast made up for things, it was good and they had an espresso coffee machine so not all was lost. It fortified us for the next leg as we closed in on Berlin.
|ALT NECHELN MANOR|
|THE COMFY MANOR ROOMS THAT WE WERE WELCOME TO USE|
|ANNE SPOTS A CAMOUFLAGED DEER SHOOTING HIDE|
|WALKING BACK TO CAR AFTER DINNER AT ROTTERSEE ABOUT TEN PM|
|BREAKFAST IS INCLUDED WITH THE WOHNWAGEN|