Wednesday 8 th June 2022.
Pleasant driving today on good roads, we decided to take a short detour and look at Lake Mohnesee as it looked picturesque.After driving around the lake for a while we spotted a large car park next to the dam so we pulled over to have a mooch about.
On the walk from the car park to the dam there was a small garden which turned out to be a memorial garden.
We connected the monument and plaque to a disaster connected to the dam but it wasn’t until we walked a little further that all became clear.
It was a short drive from there to tonight’s stopover at the campingplatz which is in the grounds of a motel a few hundred metres from the city centre. After lunch we walked into the town which was a good balance between old and new it actually had a few shops selling items we were looking for. One was a bread knife, German bread is very good but the outer crust is so hard it is difficult to cut your way in, I also bought a German road atlas, that may seem a bit pointless as we near the end of our time here in Germany but the one we have is dated and not a good scale. It will be handy for next time we come😊As we finished our shopping it began to rain and as we didn’t have coats we were a little damp by the time we got back to Homer.
The City dates back to medieval times and has a long and checkered history. It still retains a defensive stone wall almost circling the whole city, there is a path next to the walls with grassed areas on either side with a huge variety of mature trees along the walk. After our evening walk we decided to walk around this perimeter a distance of almost two miles, we were about half a mile from Homer when it decided to rain again, we had coats with us this time but as I’m wearing shorts my knees got wet☹️