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Day 3

Day Three - Goslar

I was suprised I slept so long but still it was early and I had a great sleep not disturbed a second by the blustering wind or the nearby snoring choir. We quickly packed up and I reckon soon we will be experts at setting up and shipping out.

The trip was estimated to be between 4.5 to 6.5 hrs. We did take a detour on the anticipation of a road with a view of the sea either side but unfortunately it was a grass bank on one side and cost us a few extra hours on our tip. I think it took us 8 hrs in total but Ladiva didn't let us down.

Arriving at the campsite it seemed abit scruffy compared to the Dutch one. There must have been a taxidermist in the family as the reception was full of stuffed animals and birds giving me a comparison to Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The woman was really friendly and smiled just the once whilst we checked in. We found a pitch and began to set up. There was an old couple playing scrabble opposite their pitch who we were next to and primarily seemed genuinely friendly. Well that didn't last long. Soon the questions flowed "How long are you staying? " "What time are you getting up? Not too early?" "You will not make a noise tonight" "Turn your engine off you are polluting this beautiful area" Seriously this woman was a pain in the backside. It made you feel like doing all of the above just to annoy her but we are good polite people and only discussed what we would do....good job we are decent people from what went round the table.

We took a drive into Goslar which is beautiful. The architecture is outstanding, lots of quirkey, wonkey tudor style buildings with huge tiled roofs and tiny windows. As we wandered around we bumped into another team who decided to travel in style by hoteling it nightly, I'm not sure of their team number but (they don't know this yet) we've named them Team Jedwood....also Mark and Sarah you are now Team Brothel due to your pink and black colour scheme. We stayed in the square for dinner which was fabulous. I had deep fried camembert which was battered! We all had desert including appel strudel which smelt amazing, waffels and I picked a dish I think was called butterhann. This was a shou pastry filled with fresh cream and berry compote, I gasped when it came out as it was HUGE! Even the locals were taking photos telling me ".......appetite" I couldn't eat it all but it didn't go to waste I can tell you that another team finished it off.

We just made it back before our 10pm campsite curfew and had a beer with the teams before going to bed.

Posted by Vicky Bailey 11:27 Archived in Germany Tagged goslar

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