Danube River in Austria

August 2018

Farewell Terschelling

Submitted by mag on Thu, 08/02/2018 - 05:45

Our four days on Terschelling flew by... on to the next adventure in Giethoorn.  The ferry was not nearly as crowded as on the way over - apparently the youth camps run for a week starting on Sunday so better to plan to avoid weekend arrivals and departures.  

Terschelling Tiger Bunker... bitter days of war

Submitted by mag on Wed, 08/01/2018 - 05:07

Lest we forget... Terschelling was not always an island paradise.  It was one of the first places overrun and occupied by the Nazis in WWII.  They established a huge Stellung (bunker complex) that covered almost the entire island.  It's main purpose was to detect allied fighter planes, bombers and ships before they could reach Europe’s mainland, and destroy them with anti-aircraft guns and mortars.