After running the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall for 17 years, Graham King, his partner Kerriann Godwin, and their Chihuahua Yorkie cross Hugo are spending their retirement traveling around Europe in their beloved Hymer 508 motorhome, 'Dickie'.
The ancient looking campervan had the sign sexnord.de
written on one side.
'That's weird, wouldn't it be funny if that was a naughty
website?' I ejaculated in a Sherlock Holmes fashion.
As we drove further south on the road towards Hamburg it
transpired that it was not only a naughty website but it must have been an
advertisement for a gaggle of ladies in various camper vans and caravans who
provided 'services' to gentlemen as they drove the lonely road. The vans were painted
with hearts presumably to indicate the 'love' that lay within. Some had 'Sexy
Girls' or 'Girls, Girls' written on the front just so there would be no
confusion. Funnily enough the vans were all fairly old and run down, not very
appealing at all. Some had guests but we saw others sitting in the windows with
red fairy lights sparkling enticingly. I must remember not to light my red
fairy lights tonight!
Every time we see an old van now we are checking for hearts on
the door, and we advise drivers of older motor homes to think twice before
using lay-bys around Hamburg or you might get an unexpected knock on the door
from an amorous chap in the middle of the night.
We got stuck behind a truck for quite a while so I decided to
look up what his signage meant. I have a translating app on my ipad and the
words 'Ihr Heideschlachter' can mean 'Your pagan murderer'. This was a little
disconcerting due to our witchy leanings but I think it's more likely to mean
'your local butcher'.
facade of a house in Celle
Celle is our chosen destination today as we head towards the Harz
mountains. The stellplatz is very busy but very close to town. The Aldstadt
(Old Town) has some beautiful 16th and 17th century half timbered houses, most
of which have been restored to their former glory.