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Reflections on the first week

Highs funnies and lows

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Yes it really is only a week since we set off but we already seem to be settling in to life on the road and it feels like we have been away longer. We have been to 3 countries and two capital cities. We are currently sitting in a bar on the 12th floor of our hotel enjoying a nightcap and the sunset over Copenhagen. It's been wet and cold today so we feel justified in taking break from camping!

Highs so far-

Van Gogh Art Gallery in Amsterdam and walking back to our hotel along the canal side on a warm sunny evening

The friendliness of Netherlanders apart from one incident ... See funnies below!

Getting the tent up for the first time without falling out over how best to do it.

The superb quality of the campsites, especially the heated washrooms which are a real winner for Christine.

Seeing the remains of a Danish 'Bog man' (1000 years old) in remarkable condition with stubble on his chin!

Cycling through the forest near the Arhus campsite

Funnies so far-

The only unfriendly encounter in Amsterdam was at the exit barrier in Central Station with a guard, which was not surprising since we had somehow bought a mainline train ticket and found our way on to the underground and could not work out why the ticket would not let us through the barrier.

Frank tripping over the entrance to the tent 95% of the times he goes in or out! And hitting his head on the lantern about 80% of the times he stands up!

Lows so far-

Waking up to a thunderstorm in Germany when we had to pack up the tent!

Christine revisiting a not very good moussaka 1:00 am - just made it out of the tent in time

Christine (again) spilling a freshly made mug of tea on her foot - injury not too bad made it to the nearest puddle to cool things down

Being amazed at a multiple storey cycle park at Amsterdam mainline station...where else but Holland....they leave us standing!

Driving down several pedestrianised shopping streets in Germany with German shoppers looking on in amazement

Posted by FandC 12:54 Archived in Denmark

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Please note that the last point in the lows should be a funny! And the penultimate point should be a high.... We had some problem with editing and can't put it right!

F and C.

by FandC

Would FWi tech support be of any help?:-) mmmm?
So much in just one week amazing and great blog. Best wishes to you both, take care.Rgds IM

by IMcC

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