17th October 2012 Stralsund

On our way back down the island we stopped off on route at a village called Prora.  This was where Hitler planned to house all his main people after his successful campaign…

The building still remains but not for much longer as there are plans to convert it into a holiday park, so we decided to stop and have a look.  A Dutch couple we met told us about it and warned us it was ugly – how right they were!

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Our ultimate destination for the end of the day was Stralsund, the first town you come across back on the mainland.  The Stellplatz was 12 euros including electric and you were only a 20 minute walk from the town centre.  Again it was an automated machine so it was nice and easy!

There is a Netto supermarket within 10 minutes walk and a caravan firm next door where you can buy lots of German (i.e. well made) camping goodies…

We did our usual tour of the churches, and being a port town you could see tall ships in the harbour along with lots of small shops selling fish.  Our treat at the end of the day was a Gluhwein – the first of this year, delicious!

Dean also bought some local beers (from the fish market, naturlich) and his arms were about a foot longer by the time he carried them back to the ‘van. 

About Dean

Angela and I decided that there was more to life than working hard to keep up the payments on the mortgage, to pay the gas, electric, phone bills etc. etc. SO............ In 2008 we sold our house, I initially took a year off (Unpaid) and Angela handed in her notice! We bought a motorhome and set off for a year of travelling! This was the best thing we had done in our lives (Apart from getting married) and we have no regrets. During the year I managed to secure a redundancy package which felt very strange. Almost sad as I had worked for the same company for 19 years (BT). It was always our plan to have a whole year off before thinking about the 'W' word. We began applying to the Camping and Caravanning Club (CCC) for the position of Holiday site assistants in August 2009. After the interview, work experience and induction we were finally given a contract at the CCC site in Inverewe (Scotland). Our plan is to work through the summer in the UK then head to Europe to overwinter before coming back to work the following summer season. Hopefully these few words and our blog will inspire others to get off the hamsters wheel and see that there is more to live than having a house and material things. A cliche I know but this is not a rehearsal, life is too short!!! Since our first contract in Scotland we have worked a winter contract in Oxford (never again!) not Oxford but a winter contract. Hereford for two years, living in a yurt for one! And Cornwall. In between our working we have also travelled a bit. Hopefully this website will give you an insight into our alternative lifestyle. Get out there and live the dream!
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