19th October 2012 Plau am See

Yesterday we had an aborted attempt at staying on a campsite right next to the Plauer See (lake).  It was ‘open’ until 31st October but when we arrived it was all closed up, although a friendly lady offered to let us in. However we would have had no access to the the shower block, water or electric so we bailed out.

As normally happens in these circumstances we ended up at a much nicer campsite, also along the shore of the Plauer See and with excellent facilities.  We arrived during the lunch hour (two) and then were met by a lovely lady who helped us check in.  After a wander around the site we decided on one of the pitches overlooking the lake.

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The campsite is called Campingpark ZURUF am Plauer See, being in both the BordAtlas book as it has a stellplatz outside and the ACSI book although neither were applicable to us – the stellplatz not being pretty enough and the ACSI offer not available in October.  Still, it has only cost just shy of 20 euros per night including electric.

You can walk into the town (more of a village really) in about 20 minutes, most of it being alongside the lake edge.  As you enter the centre you walk over an old lifting bridge.


All of the streets are cobbled with lots of little alleyways again, and as you go along the river there are some lovely places to eat and drink.

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Dean insisted we stop for coffee and cake before we continued our exploring, where we came across a little shop called the Cheese Corner selling everything to do with…cheese!  On our way back to the site we ended up chatting to a chap who spoke no English, but Dean managed to have a conversation where we established he was 82, Hungarian and ended up here after the war.  He invited us back to his home for a drink but we declined his kind offer and carried on our way. 



We’ve been so lucky on this trip as aprt form maybe two days the weather has been glorious, with today being the best temperature – around the high teens, early 20s.  Lon may it continue on our return to the UK…

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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1 Response to 19th October 2012 Plau am See

  1. Uli Horst says:

    Hi Angela and Dean,
    it was nice meeting you in Plau. Hope you found a nice place to stay in Nordhorn. The weather is still glorious, so you will be able to enjoy the Golden October. Your blog is interesting. Hope we meet up one day again.
    Uli and Susan

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