AusTouring.com  


Go Back   AusTouring.com > General Viewing > Out and About
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes Language
Old 29-09-2017, 02:25 PM   #6
glitch
Mapping the next ride...
 
glitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 15,317
Default Re: Family Affair...Northern Germany Impressions (no bikes)

Needing a place for a week while moving into another place in town through that week had brought up this place, one of the typical, local reed-roofed houses with spare space underneath all that "hay" for a sweet + cozy holiday flat.




Looks cute on the website, dunnit?
Wait for the inside then!!





No, it doesn't get better than this... it just keeps coming.











Sweet place and barely 10 mins from Stralsund-City

__________________
Cheers
Pete
glitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2017, 05:08 PM   #7
glitch
Mapping the next ride...
 
glitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 15,317
Default Re: Family Affair...Northern Germany Impressions (no bikes)

Stralsund...some short Wiki-stuff here.


As for the name...Sund = Sound...as in Milford Sound or the Sounds of Norway.
Narrow, but ship-able waterways leading either inland or separating mainland and islands.
Sounds = protected harbours for trade and exchange of goods and other things.
Stralsund = settlement/ city at the Strelasund, the Narrows between the mainland and Ruegen, Germany's (former East Germany!!) biggest Island.


It also was one of the seaboard-cities of the Hanse-Trading-Association, a trade + political+ military organization of traders to precede the British East-India Company by a few hundred years and deal with the pack of pirates led by the legendary Klaus Stoertebecker
which controlled the narrow entrances of the Baltic Sea (Skagerag and Kattegat).
My kinda guy :....Störtebeker, meaning "empty the mug with one gulp" in Low Saxon (Low-Saxon...that's ENGLISH!!, for anyone asking :-)


And what a neat, historic place it is....

















Old ...and ancient, side-by-side.





Blast from the past...looks like Kreidler is back, if in name only, the rest looks pretty much Chinese...and decidedly 4-stroke , barf!!









Ohhh, the heydays of the Kreidler Florett!!

1973, a Kreidler-stroker went head-to-head with a Maico stroker
at over 210kmh in the German 50cc Motorcycle GP!!
I think, I'd be shittin' meself running into the first corner on that Dinky-toy!

The legendary Van Veen (Dutch Tuning House) GP Factory bike
55kg wet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
18.000rpm, 21hp!!!
from a shot-glass 50cc!!!!!!
Repsol, Ducati, Honda...eat your heart out!!









Kreidler Racing '63

__________________
Cheers
Pete
glitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2017, 07:27 AM   #8
twowheeler
two wheels are best
 
twowheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: The Patch, Vic
Posts: 942
Default Re: Family Affair...Northern Germany Impressions (no bikes)

Haven't managed to get to that part of the world yet, thanks for posting some 'real world' pics.
__________________
.... Peter.
twowheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2017, 12:37 PM   #9
glitch
Mapping the next ride...
 
glitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 15,317
Default Re: Family Affair...Northern Germany Impressions (no bikes)

Quote:
Originally Posted by twowheeler View Post
Haven't managed to get to that part of the world yet, thanks for posting some 'real world' pics.
It's still a bit off the beaten path, but the area of Stralsund and the island of Rügen have started to become major tourist areas....there's also the Lakes District NP south of Stralsund (Mueritzer Lakes and the "Meck-Pomm" Mecklenburg-Pommeranian Lakes) loads and loads of dedicated and signed bicycle touring routes (http://bit.ly/2yeuGXP German only at this stage),
the Zingst-Darss Coastal Park with 50-70.000 cranes nesting grounds and lots more.

All within a couple of hours drive of eachother and peppered with lots of relics of its former communist / East German past.


__________________
Cheers
Pete
glitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2017, 04:22 PM   #10
glitch
Mapping the next ride...
 
glitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 15,317
Default Re: Family Affair...Northern Germany Impressions (no bikes)

Another reminder of the fairly recent Communist times around here....
an MZ250 stroker, the bike with the longest exhaust pipe on a motorcycle, ever!
And single-skinned they were, too....the pillion's nightmare!
Goodie still bears the scar 40-odd years later.

Nice resto!! (even though being one of the last built, this one....they always looked 30 years old after the first 6 months of use)




The tiny APE-truck....a long way from Rome, but nowadays doing duty all over Europe. Next to the Vespa scoot, the most enduring vehicle (Piaggio) ever to come from Italy.





Old Stralsund...




Market day at the Old Market...sprouting garden furniture from nearby Poland.





The local "Smithy" knocking up small household/ garden items while you're sampling a local rollmops-roll.
The small bellows are foot-driven while he sings away the orders...









Imagine the sight when all that cladding was new ...and not oxidized.
All that copper would have been a total blinder!





Cobblestones?? You want cobblestones? Just hold on to your teeth and kidneys...











The Seamen's communal kitchen, open to all, 6 days/ week, offering 3 eggs + bacon on a roll = A$3.50,
half-a-roll with cheese or cold-cuts A$1.20



__________________
Cheers
Pete
glitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time now is 06:07 AM.


All information contained on this site is © 2007-2008 to Austouring.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.