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Felix in Europe Summer 2019

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Angela and I are off to Europe in Felix the 2018 Ocean for a total of five weeks. I plan to keep a diary of the trip on this thread to hopefully share our fun and findings. Watch this space!...



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Hope you enjoy your trip in Europe. I see you live in Tyne and Wear, did we leave already? ;)
 
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Day 1 - Newcastle to IJmuiden, Netherlands

All packed up by lunchtime so boarded early on the DFDS ferry.

Straightforward getting Felix parked up, then we chilled in the Sky Bar before dinner (fab buffet) then headed back to the cabin about 10pm. Excited for tomorrow! Smooth crossing.



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Day 2 - Ijmuiden Ferry to Strasbourg

Today was all about getting from A to B without any sightseeing. After a wonderful breakfast on the ferry
we hopped into Felix and off we went. Traffic was fine almost all the way to Strasbourg and we did at least get to see some Dutch and German scenery. Arrived at campsite just before 6pm, set up van in 2 minutes, a quick beer from the bar
and then a short Uber into Strasbourg for a recce. Well, what a beautiful place! Wandered some old streets
, had a bite to eat
then watched a beautiful light projection show (nightly at 10.30pm) onto the cathedral facade.
A couple of thousand turned out. Uber home, shower, bed. Planning a fuller visit tomorrow

Simon & Angela


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Day 3 - Strasbourg

Temperatures are high at the moment but slept well in the cool of the night upstairs. Set up a tarp after breakfast to shade the ‘kitchen’ side of the van using a freebie from An inflatable lilo type of thing. Works a treat!


Took a leisurely walk around the rest of Strasbourg including a great spot for lunch. The French know how to do salads!

Norte Dame cathedral is beautiful inside and out.

It was hard going on the heat, and in the evening we went back to the pool do our second visit of the day.

Off to Switzerland tomorrow!


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Looks like a good start to a trip!
Where do you all get those fancy banners? I can only find "boring" ones...
 
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Please tell how come 5 weeks?
Have you planned itinerary or just going where the flow takes you
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Love reading travel posts
Please tell how come 5 weeks?
Have you planned itinerary or just going where the flow takes you
Enjoireading about your adv :thumb
The first two weeks and the final week are planned. Middle part to be decided

Simon & Angela


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Day 4 - Strasbourg to the Swiss Alps

Sad to leave such a lovely city as Strasbourg, and will return in the future.
Packed up and set off down the Route des Vins heading south through Alsace. Stopped off for breakfast en route and visited a few gems,
all too briefly. Then country roads turned to dull motorway through much of the middle part of the drive. Once we passed Bern in Switzerland things got so much more beautiful.

...and yes the cows do have bells on

Tonight we are planning what we can fit in over the seven nights we stay here for.
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Day 5 - Murren and Schilthorn (Piz Gloria)

Today turned out harder work than expected. We took the cable car
and train up to Murren then on to Schilthorn of 007 fame. Stunning views

and also managed a quick flight of the drone. We were really impressed with the whole setup there, and the air at that altitude was bearable. Angela was way more brave than me on the thrill walk....


Headed back down to Murren for lunch on a grand terrace and couldn’t resist some local tourist fare.


Now for the painful bit...decided to walk back down from Murren to Lauterbrunnen in the heat. Had to take it slow which was not what holidays are not about. Had a kip half way down. We avoided the steeper route but in the end it took about 3 hours. Highlight was feasting on wild strawberries picked as we passed
and the beer at the end!
(No photo of beer as it was sunk immediately).
Great day out and knackered. Tomorrow we go even higher up the hills...

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Day 6 - Jungfraujoch and Snow

Beautiful view of the waterfall from bed this morning...

We pre-booked the Jungfraujoch trip a few weeks ago, and couldn’t wait to get up there. Jungfraujoch’s claim to fame is that it’s the top of Europe (by public transport). The whole trip there and back was lush. Here are some snaps...we highly recommend going there!


Had a few beers in Lauterbrunnen
and ate at the Hotel Jungfrau. Do not eat there, is all I’m saying.

Simon and Angela




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Yes, Switzerland is a beautifull country. Especially when you live in a very flat country, like Belgium, on the coast.
Have been to Switzerland the first time in 1985 or something like that when I was barely out of the diapers.

Have been a lot of times to Lauterbrunnental. Everytime on the camping Breithorn in Stechelberg.
Murren, Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Schmadribachfall, Trummelbachfälle, ...
You are sure you will only stay there for 7 nights?
 
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Yes, Switzerland is a beautifull country. Especially when you live in a very flat country, like Belgium, on the coast.
Have been to Switzerland the first time in 1985 or something like that when I was barely out of the diapers.

Have been a lot of times to Lauterbrunnental. Everytime on the camping Breithorn in Stechelberg.
Murren, Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Schmadribachfall, Trummelbachfälle, ...
You are sure you will only stay there for 7 nights?
We would love to stay longer but move on to Annecy and Geneva next. We will come back though. We are walking past camping Breithorn later today so will check it out.
Simon & Angela


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