Pleasant morning, off early towards Berlin. McDonalds a disappointing short stop, wifi only for people with local numbers, and no brekky menu. Agriculture, corn fields, deer/ storks in harvested fields, dark forests, good highways, but limited to 130kph (!!) Lunched on potato salad and chicken rolls at roadside stop in forest - sign near picnic tables urged a lookout for wild boar. Turning out to be quite a summer’s day. Plentiful wind farms, one with red striped blades down under repair.
|Big blade, big crane...|
|Passing by the Planetarium|
|Iconic logo for KraftKlub band|
Looked up caravan parks near city to stay - need washing machine, plus want to make most of time to look around Berlin's war history/memorabilia. As we drove through Eastern side of city, we were surprised by the heavy amount of graffiti on everything. Most buildings, bridges, fences, plant - everything standing still was covered, including a caravan that had broken down. Third lot of coordinates off Pocket Earth finally produced a real live campground - a stellplatz at historical gasworks.
|Plenty of space (if you don't mind the corner closest to toilets...)|
Run down, not clean, but had small washing machine - unbelievably slow though, 2 hrs per load, took until close to midnight to get everything washed and dried. Enjoyed caretakers bonhomie - "you from under-down". He waxed lyrical about Bastei south east of Dresden, part of Saxon-Switzerland (Germany!!) National Park, so maybe we'll skip Dresden city and go straight there....