Summer Trip 2016 Part 5 – Groningen

Summer Trip 2016 Part 5 – Groningen

Good bye Berlin – a few more hours to Groningen. Walked to the bakery, had coffee with some baked nice things. From there it is only a minute to the tram stop. Now imagine: rush hour traffic at the station and only two machines for tickets. A looooong line and most of the people do not really know how to work the machine and do not have small change and are slow in general. To make things worse -> only one machine was working.
After all that mess downstairs with the ticket machine I was finally up at the platform and was waiting for the tramAfter all that mess downstairs with the ticket machine I was finally up at the platform and was waiting for the tram

Best seat in the house
Best seat in the house in Berlin

Had to change the bus in Hamburg
Had to change the bus in Hamburg and had the same great seat again. BTW from Stuttgart to Poland I had to fork out 74€. From Poland to Berlin and Berlin to Groningen and back to Stuttgart it was a bit less than 74€. Must be the 2 extra girls they do not have here?

Groningen

Dee, Gerben and Jouke where on a camp ground in Groningen. This way Gerben could work on the house boat that is docked there now. Dee’s brother and Cousin where there as well. So the camper was full and the two poor Thai guys had to sleep in the tent in front of the camper. Which is quite nice when it is summer but this is Dutchland and this is a Dutch summer. Sunshine and nice in the morning, cold wind and heavy rain at noon and a mild breeze in the afternoon. And in the night it can go down all the way to what we would call Fall in Germany.
From the Bus Station that is at the Train Station and that is where my bus was stopping I had the local bus to the camp ground. Did reach it and 5 seconds later we where off. Saved me 45 minutes waiting.

One of the millions of channels
One of the millions of channels

Bus has to stop at the open bridge
There are some bridges that do not move and some you can lift so bigger boats can move at the channels. It feels a bit like a train crossing but no train – a ship that is much slower.

Evening view from the camper
Evening view from the camper

View from the camper
View from the camper in the morning

Morning at the camp ground. Took the picture from the restaurant. Our camper is about half the way down at the right
Morning at the camp ground. Took the picture from the restaurant. Our camper is about half the way down at the right

Water and bridges everywhere round Groningen
Water and bridges everywhere

Church on the way to the supermarket
Church on the way to the supermarket

Church on the way to the supermarket
And another church

Gerben and his boat
Gerben and his boat. There is a big concrete bowl underneath. In the end this whole thing are 3 small flats. Would love to see the result!

Dee wants to play
Dee wants to play Hair Dresser. Good thing she has a child that does not really say “No!”

Morning at the comp ground
Morning at the comp ground

Nice Dutch morning
Nice Dutch morning – only 15 minutes after the last picture!

Jouke likes to be in control
Jouke likes to be in control

Had only a few days in Groningen. Next stop Stuttgart to prepare for the next leg of Summer Trip 2016!

Best seat on the bus
Best seat on the bus – again!

Marc Hastenteufel

I like to travel and i like to snap pictures! My mother got me a Eurorail ticket when i was 15 and together with 2 friends we adventured into France. This was the beginning of a new addiction. I do like to take pictures so one thing leads to another and on this site i want to share some of my pictures and some of my trips with you! Now i am on the road for more than 6 months every year. Visiting old friends and making new friends while exploring this big blue ball.

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