We boarded the ferry, dumped our stuff and then straight up onto the deck to watch the shores of North and South Tyneside disappear and to wave goodbye to the good folk that had come to see us away. We then went to the bar where a quiz was just about to start. We’ll have a go at that we thought and would you believe it, the wandering willies (for that was us) won! A bottle of champagne the welcome prize. Will opened it, the cork stotted of the roof then my head!!
3 ladies came over and asked if we were Iain + Debz, now this is the second time complete strangers have approached and called us by name (the first being in The Gambia) and I can tell you, it’s strange but brings a smile to our faces! They were from the Harley Davidson club if Utrecht and had been to Scotland and stayed with friends of ours, Andy & Maya. They had filled them in our trip and told them to look out for us.
From Holland, through Germany and into Poland. We were headed for Oswiecim to visit the Museum of Auschwitz. What a moving experience. We’ve all seen the documentaries about this place but to actually stand looking at piles of peoples belongings, knowing their fate, is like nothing either of us have experienced before. I could type for hours about what I saw today but I don’t feel my words would do it justice.