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.
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.
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…