We set off from Bad Rothenfeld at 09:30am for a stopover in Apeldoorn we found on our satnav the Camperstop
A miserable day for driving what with windy conditions and occasional rain. It did improve towards the end of our journey.
As we were nearing the chequered flag on our satnav were looking for the motorhome signpost and eventually found it. Our first impressions were that it was closed or no longer existed as the area we were supposed to park in looked narrow. I stopped and Angela got out and went to have a look before I committed ourselves to a narrow road and potential trouble.
I was very relieved when I saw her beckoning me to continue on my way and at the end of a car park was an area designated for up to eight motorhomes. I manoeuvred myself across two car parking bays and then we went to pay.
Unfortunately the motorhome payment machine was not working so we could not get a ticket to display. I tried the car meter machine by paying ten cents on my card and it worked so then payed the full amount (€10) and got our ticket to display.
As we were right in the centre of Apeldoorn we walked into the shopping area to stretch our legs and have a quick look around. We found a supermarket to get a few provisions before going back to the van to chill.
I really thought that we would be the only motorhome there so was surprised when another turned up a bit later. I saw them struggling with the payment machine and one of them came to see if we had a ticket. They were not very good English speakers but I managed to explain what we did and she replied that they had paid on the motorhome meter but it didn’t print a ticket.
Driving time = 2hrs 15mins
Distance = 180 Kilometres