Our first day is coming to an end. The day started very early at 4.30am in Dublin Airport.
We had free time in the airport before we got on the plane. The plane took off at 7:15am and it landed in Frankfurt at 10:05am. We were given a special welcome from aer lingus as we landed. There was short wait for the aircraft steps but once they arrived we were quickly bussed to the main terminal building.
After we picked up our bags, we met Thomas, Andreas and Anthony at arrivals.
Robbie collected our bags in a van to lighten our load for our journey to the camp site.
We caught the monorail to another terminal building. We took a DB train to Hauptbahnhof.
We changed onto the S1 sbahn train and got off at Neid. We walked along the Nidda river for a couple of hundred metres to find our campsite. It was hot and humid.
We were given a great welcome from all the German scouts and leaders. The camp site is an old swimming lake when has been refashioned as a fishing lake. The lake is surrounded by forest and some open green areas. The German scouts have gotten special permission from the fishermen to allow us to camp.
Beside the camp there is a sports centre with a swimming pool, table tennis, a basket ball court, and an oversized chess board.
After a nice lunch we setup camp and when the thunderstorm stopped we went for a swim in the 50m swimming pool. There was an intense game of basketball between a team of Irish and a team of German players.
We had dinner at 8pm. Afterwards we planned teams for the treasure hunt in Frankfurt tomorrow.