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We are now in Oz after two amazing years of traveling Europe in our home built plane. We met many fantastic people who we are proud to call friends and have gained a much better understanding of the similarities and differences between the cultures of the different European states as well as the history and geography that have lead to these differences. We enjoy meeting people with similar interests to ourselves and learning more about other cultures. Please let us know if you're going to be in Queensland and would like to catch up for a meal and a chat.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Bunge privately owned ex-military airfield

Yep, it's like a dream come true. We were met with a very kind welcome from Gert, Inga, Gert's son Claes and his brother Tore, who were having a working bee and had a great time staying there.

It is an amazing airfield with a quite beautiful wooden ceilinged hangar.  Most of the original furnishings from the military were left behind, but we opted to stay in a bedroom rather than a bunk room :-)
Ju & Tore

Gert very kindly showed us some amazing flying movies, which great footage in his cinema and in the future they will have a little aviation museum which we will come back to see.
One of Visby's 12 ruined churches

Bunge is on Gotland, which has the most amount of sun per year in Europe (due to the long long clear summer days) and is a popular holiday destination.  We could see why.  The main town, Visby is a beautiful medieval walled town in good condition and the little island just a short ferry ride north of Bunge, Faarae is beautifully wild.

Special rock formations

thatched summer farm

fantastic Gotland sheep, they are so soft!

The terrain was harsh and hard on the tyres, but oddly beautiful

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