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Baltic States Trip - Day 4 - Germany


N 54.00908°, E 11.52484°

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It was a nice quiet camp last night so we set off in good fettle but not long after we set off we took a wrong turn and kind of got stuck on a trunk road with zero places to turn off or around. Luckily the sat nav recalculated and took us on to a cool ferry crossing over a fast flowing and pretty angry looking river. It was a good and unexpected experience and well worth the €7.50 it cost.

After that we pretty quickly picked up the autobahns and got on with the business of covering ground. It's something we had to do today if we hope to explore the attractive-looking coastline at Germany's northeastern most point before making the first of our scheduled parkruns in Poland on Saturday morning.

In spite of covering ground we still managed to eek out a nice nature reserve for our lunch stop where we spotted some giant snails (pic).

We hit a number of long autobahn sections today where vehicles over 7.5t were not allowed to overtake and it was really good to be able to take advantage of the 14" tyres and easily keep up with the flow of lorries. Much less stressful than holding miles of them behind us.

The road also gave up a good eagle sighting (spotted or lesser spotted - not sure which), and we also spotted a good number of cranes. From our camp (coordinates) we can occasionally hear them calling, too. Eerie and exotic in equal measure.

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