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I’m on the Road Again

Icon Written by Fred Hart on August 10, 2018 – 11:01 pm

2 nights in the Netherlands now – one night here in Venlo – tomorrow an easier day, just a 2 hour drive to get to Zierikzee on the Dutch coast – and then back to Gloucestershire on Sunday.



Germany’s Baltic Coast

Icon Written by Fred Hart on August 9, 2018 – 10:17 pm

Beaches all across the country are dotted with lots of ‘Strandkorb’ (think beach deck chair but in a large basket-type thing which gives protection from sun, wind and rain).



Morning on the Swedish Coast…Now Back in Germany

Icon Written by Fred Hart on August 8, 2018 – 11:53 pm

Arriving in Germany did rather feel like arriving back at home. Suddenly we’ve travelled from a country where I don’t understand the language at all, to a country whose radio stations I can listen to and understand.



Germany to Norway

Icon Written by Fred Hart on August 3, 2018 – 1:42 am

Norway felt more different, for some reason. Yellow road markings for a start. I don’t think I’ve ever seen those outside of Greece before.



Castle & Coast

Icon Written by Fred Hart on August 2, 2018 – 12:32 am

Fehmarn, Germany’s 3rd largest island, is connected to the German mainland by a bridge, which makes it quite easy to get to.



Münster to Itzehoe

Icon Written by Fred Hart on July 31, 2018 – 11:13 pm

In the high temperatures my car is not pleasant to be in. On what has been the hottest day of the year in Germany (according to Tagesthemen), I spent the hottest part of the day in what is essentially an oven with an engine.



Germany is Boiling

Icon Written by Fred Hart on July 30, 2018 – 10:52 pm

The 10 day forecast shows there being little chance of the daytime temperature dropping below 20 for the forseeable future. There are some small thunderstorms forecast for tomorrow but not everywhere will see anything.



Transiting the Netherlands

Icon Written by Fred Hart on July 29, 2018 – 11:38 pm

While in Duisburg I am staying very near the Hauptbahnhof and am parked right outside (plenty of space to park is one of the most important things I look for when travelling anywhere by car). I am within walking distance from the Innenhafen (the harbour) with a range of shops, bars and restaurants in the […]



4 Countries in One Day

Icon Written by Fred Hart on May 31, 2018 – 2:54 am

I woke up to another warm and Sunny day in Germany. I had a long drive ahead of me so didn’t want to hang around too much.



Sunshine, Storms & Forests

Icon Written by Fred Hart on May 30, 2018 – 12:31 am

The TV weather forecast last night showed temperatures in the East of the country to 34 – but also issued a severe weather warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms, for a large part of the country.





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