Holiday at the Baltic Sea

17 11 2014

We spent our autumn vacation in early September on a camp site in Born on the Darss, at the Baltic Sea. We did not stay in the kombi but booked a mobile home. Just that bit of extra space that makes life with a three-year-old more relaxing. And our wonder-daughter did turn three while we were there! Big changes happening in her life at the moment. Potti training completed, and the dummy fairy took away the last dummies/pacifiers. Our little one all of a sudden turned into a big girl! Pony riding on a local horse farm in Born also unleashed the full-blown horse fascination that young girls seem to develop at some point. One of her current plans for the future is to become a “rider of all horses”.

PS: A bit of a worry two days before the end of our holiday. Taiga Lily’s engine stopped running while we cruised through a neighboring village. Good that we did not use the car as campervan – a friendly mechanic from the ADAC (the German automobile club) arrived 45 min later and tracked it down to the ignition distributor, but did not get it running again that evening. He towed Taiga Lily to a garage in our village. Turned out the contact-breaker point in the distributor was faulty and had to be replaced.

Campsite in Born on the Darss.

Campsite in Born on the Darss.

Beach close to Prerow  on the Darss.

Beach close to Prerow on the Darss.

Beach close to Ahrenshoop.

Beach close to Ahrenshoop.

Taiga Lily getting a lift to the local garage.

Taiga Lily getting a lift to the local garage.

The broken part, contact-breaker point  (German Unterbrecherkontakt).

The perpetrator: Contact-breaker point (German Unterbrecherkontakt).


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6 responses

17 11 2014
Siggi

Nice place
I’ve visited quit often.

18 11 2014
campervancrazy

Yes, it was very nice, and we were lucky with the weather as well. Liebe Grüße!

19 11 2014
ewdb92

Nothing like an old VW to add a little adventure to an otherwise smooth trip! Perhaps that was payback for not using her to camp 🙂 Little ones get big so fast don’t they?

19 11 2014
campervancrazy

Yes, they do… And still amazing how the general happiness about her makes up for the complete exhaustion and lack of sleep over the last three years 🙂

24 11 2014
Dan The Man

Points are a very common problem for bugs and buses…both my friends – that is what they check first….you do carry spares right ? ignition coil, fuel pump, tools ?….my starter died, but a smack with a hammer and turning the key at the same time, got it running so I could make it to Canada…

24 11 2014
campervancrazy

Did not carry these spares yet, but will get some now. I know the starter problem and the “hammer solution” first hand, but here the started tried to start all right, battery was fine as well, and there was enough petrol (actually poured in another 5 L to make sure). I hadn’t had the ignition problem yet, but one learns with every problem… 🙂

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