Sunday 13th May 2018 We got back to the van thanks to the help of three bears and a woodcutter and I had a job to do. Armed only with a Leatherman and a hairgrip I managed to change the water pump that powers our taps and the flush. We have been carrying a spare pump … Continue reading Springs, Waterfalls and Lakes
Saturday 12th May 2018 ‘Narrativium’ is one of those, as yet undiscovered elements, that Terry Pratchett envisioned so clearly on Discworld. On Discworld Narrativium is the most common element on the disc, although not included in the list of the standard five: earth, fire, air, water and surprise. It ensures that everything runs properly as a … Continue reading A Walk in the Black Forest
Friday 11th May 2018 Loreley, Lorelei, it seem that either spelling is correct. The locals use the former so that’s what I am going to stick with. Apologies first, for the delay in posting my updates on our progress it seems that in the Rhine Gorge and in the Black Forest they can only manage a … Continue reading Climbing the Loreley
Thursday 10th May 2018 It was a bit of a surprise this morning as the beautiful blue, Brisbane-like skies we have become used to have disappeared and instead it is dull, grey and decidedly chilly (is it a jeans day?). As we drove out of Koblenz and into the Rhine Gorge we could see dark clouds … Continue reading It’s damp in Boppard
Tuesday 8th May 2018 “It’s more impressive than Matlock Bath!” said Wendy as our cable car crossed the Rhine, heading for the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress with the Rhine and Mosel laid out in all their murky glory below us; and indeed it is. Yesterday, Wendy was at the wheel as we whizzed through five countries and 317 … Continue reading “It’s more impressive than Matlock Bath!”
Monday 7th May 2018 It feels like a Saturday but it is quarter past three on the hottest ‘Early May Bank Holiday Monday’ ever and Wendy and I are sitting in the sun, on the campsite of the Drum Inn, Stanford, just outside Ashford, Kent. It’s a great little site with a range of hard standing … Continue reading At last, we are on our way!
Saturday and Sunday, 21st & 22nd April 2018 “The rain will not be particularly heavy, but it will be a nuisance.” Said the Radio 4 weather forecaster, and she was right! The rain was definitely doing all it could to be a nuisance. Sitting in our kitchen back in Derby I watched the raindrops chase each … Continue reading A Lazy Ozzie Weekend