Mittwoch, 2. Juni 2010

The End - Back to Meenz

Hey guys,

this is my last entry in this BLOG! Yesterday after a long and strenuous journey my father and I arrived in Mainz. But I want to tell you what we have seen on our journey!

We had to catch a ferry, so we set out for Newcastle.

The start of the journey showed us; never trust your navigation device blindly. It leads you so often wrong! It set a route cross the country between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, beside St. Andrews on an interstate road. But we took the motorway around which was definitely faster! Near Edinburgh it drove us to a roundabout where we should change the motorways which did not exist anymore. Just as clever as its programmer!

On the half way between Edinburgh and Newcastle we made a stop in Berwick-upon-Tweed which is the northernmost English city on the island. Fourteen times the area of control changed between England and Scotland. Queen Elizabeth I. of England had a massive stronghold built. This can still be seen.

The guardhouse reminds me from another one in ... Berlin!

And the weather was of course great again!

After that it was just a short trip to Newcastle harbour. Here the Princess of Norway was already waiting for us!

It reminded me, why I did not like to take the ferry. It swung and swung. It's a wonder that I did not get sea sick.

After an early arriving in Amsterdam and a long journey over German motorways we arrived at last in Mainz.

What is left to say? It was a great year in and around Dundee. Sometimes pretty hard, but that's life. The people were really nice and their lifestyle was sometimes so much better than here in Germany! And the weather, well you see the last few photos, amazing! Although winter with the short days was a bit depressing. No sun! But that was just a short time. To go there was like one of the tutors said a crazy idea due to all the differences. And it was, but I would do it every time again! It was totally worth!

And now, start back in Germany, how did Scotland change me? I guess the future will show that!


P.S.: And a last video which fit quite good