Now that I've started to thaw out after so much travelling this Spring, I'm enjoying looking back over our travels in Germany during May - we had a splendid time.
The first week at home after a long tour is like a whirlwind of emotions for me ... like, why on earth am I doing this? I should have got a sensible job years ago and then I could retire like my friends are getting ready to do etc etc. But after a week or so, when the garden has been suitably attacked and I've stopped missing my lovely cats who haven't been around for a few years now, then my mind instantly goes back to practice and planning. So on Monday I was back at the desk getting a few bits into place for this time next year when we'll hopefully be travelling the Autobahns again (I do hope they have all the roadworks finished by then!)
So here's a few snaps ...
|Canada Geese fattening up before the next stage of their journey|
|Hallig Hooge in the distance at low tide from Schlüttsiel|
|There's something very architectural about low tide.|
|Good use of an old boat outside Kiel|
|Some of our audience in Eckernfoerde|
|House concerts are a new departure for us|
This was in Susi and Oli's living room, 4 floors up in Berlin
|An unexpected hour of sunshine at the beach at the lake|
|Wood piles everywhere - this one under a church|
I love the architecture of cut wood - beautiful shapes
|From Rostrevor to Annahütte - we played lots of concerts in Churches, |
and this one is one of my favourites, Henriettekirche
|Don't be a sheep - not sure who this advert was for but it caught my eye|
|The formal gardens at the 10th century Monastery Kamp Kloster|
We wondered how much work must go in to keeping this precision.
(I could use some of those guys to get my hedges in order)
|The monastery there can name its abbots|
right back to its foundation in 1123
Our ferry was changed from Cherbourg to Rosscoff - luckily we had allowed ourselves extra time to get there from our last stop in Luxembourg. We ran into the start of the torrential rain that went on in France and Germany for nearly 10 days. I have NEVER seen anything like the downpour in my life. Sadly some people were hurt by lightning only a few miles away from where we were trying to battle our way through the storm.
It was lovely to catch up with old friends and make new ones along the road. But I am very happy to be home for a while - hedges beware!!!
|Relieved to get on board the ferry, just missing the strike in France|
and the sun was shining ... there's a fabulous sun deck on this boat.