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Great Britain to The Netherlands

posted by Cathy    9 June 2016   Leaving Scotland to Newcastle Ferry AND The Netherlands and into Germany

Leaving Edinburgh we follow the A1 around the east coast. of Scotland to the rugged cliffs and rock stacks of St Abbs Head. Here we enjoyed a spectacular walk! Continuing south it is not long before we are back in England visiting castles, priories and Roman ruins. Highlights of this part of the trip was seeing puffins at Dunstanburgh Castle, Lindisfarne Castle and priory ruins on the lovely Holy Island and visiting the sights at Tynemouth near Newcastle. We caught our ferry from here across to the Netherlands.

We took the overnight car ferry to the Netherlands and stayed with friends at Purmerend just outside Amsterdam.. Thanks so much for your hospitality. We saw lots of windmills, canals, lakes, brilliant museums, interesting architecture and did I mention the cheese?!! It was apparently a heat wave at 35 degrees so we had a swim at Callantsooq Beach, something we didn't expect to do in the Netherlands!. Travelling for more than 30 km beside or along the North Holland Dykes was impressive. We crossed Friesland then into Germany and visited Oldenburg and Jork.

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Germany, Denmark and into Norway

posted by Peter    19 July 2016    North West Germany AND Denmark to the South Coast of Norway

In this part of our trip we spend a few days in Northern Germany. After visiting Oldenburg and Jork on the Elbe River, we catch a train into Hamburg from nearby Buxtehude. There is plenty to see and do in Hamburg, especially in the Altstadt (old city). Next stop was the lovely town of Lubeck near the Baltic Sea. Medieval buildings and gothic architecture abound and make this a really interesting stopover. We camp beside the River Trave before heading off to the northern beaches of Germany. Our last town in Germany before crossing into Denmark is Flensburg.

The landscape is still very flat as we travel north through Denmark then ferry across from Hirtshals to Kristiansand in Norway. We will return to Denmark to visit its capital city later, via Sweden. In Denmark, we enjoyed our visit to historic Ribe and the coast around Hvide Sande in particular. We were lucky to be there while the sand sculpting competition was on. It was a calm trip on the ferry from Denmark across the North Sea and a short drive to our first stop in Norway at the historic Movic Fort. The drive west along Norway's scenic southern coast is really beautiful with the area around Flekkefjord, Jossingfjord and the small town of Sogndalstrand being highlights. Finally we see some mountains!

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What's this travel site about?

  • We love to travel and want to share our photos and experences with you.
  • Are you planning similar trips and holidays? The information on this site will be particularly useful for those who are planning a roadtrip, around Australia, New Zealand or UK and Europe.
  • Our home base is Queensland so we never let a holiday go by without trying somewhere new like a houseboat around Moreton Bay, sailing a catamaran around the Whitsunday Islands, camping and bush walking through rainforests or 4WD-ing at Fraser Island. Please Explore our Aussie Holiday site...

Aussie Holidays

  • Discover Australia by following our real life adventures as we take every holiday opportunity to see as much of Australia as we can. Our motto is to see Australia first and we have done our best to live up to that.
  • We love travelling, not only to the usual tourist destinations but also off-road to some of the more inaccessible and spectacular scenic areas that Australia has to offer.
  • This country is very diverse and we aim to see it all. Our longest adventure was a road trip around Australia for nearly 7 months. NOT LONG ENOUGH! We are already planning the next one which will be 12 months.

Overseas Holidays

  • Australian holidays are the focus of this website BUT of course we don't just holiday around Australia.
  • We have most recently been on a cruise around the Pacific Islands of New Caledonia, to Vanuatu, Fiji, New Zealand, Alaska and Canada.
  • In 2015 we set off on the BIG TRIP to UK and Europe for 12 months in a Motorhome.
  • Armed with a digital camera we always take WAY too many photos so culling them down to put up on the website sometimes takes a while. Check regularly for TRIPS AND PHOTOS .