I've started this blog at least four times and keep re-editing from "We're in the middle of our annual trip" to "We're home!" and various stages in between.
|Back on the road|
|Ell, in Luxembourg, home place of Jean Claude Juncker|
|Our AirBnb stop in Rouen old city.|
We took the ferry to Cherbourg in France, and from there started with a house concert in Luxembourg then north to Rheinberg where we did concerts in Mehr and Hamminkeln, then further north to Oldenburg to stop off with friends and next up to the North West Coast to head out to Hallig Hooge (or Hooge Burg as some wag suggested - do all the burgs in one trip!).
|I find the huge windmill farms in the north of Germany strangely beautiful, although it's hopeless trying to get a decent photo from a moving car|
I've written before about Hooge, a very interesting not quite island in the middle of the North Sea. The main attraction at this time of the year is the arrival of 10s of 1000s of Canada Geese and people travel from all over the country to birdwatch. For me, I must be honest and say that I don't like cold windy places - once is enough, even the west coast of Ireland is a challenge for me - give me sun any day But I do love the people on Hooge - islanders are exceptional. Did I ever tell the story of my song Island Love? I must do that.
|Low tide with one of the Hallig islands clearly visible in the distance|
I have been keeping an eye on your blogs even though I've not been posting comments. There's a feeling when you're on tour, that you're 'on' from the minute you leave home until you get back again. If you're not driving, and the drives are torturous in Germany, you're either with people or getting ready for the gig - finding an hour alone is very difficult, even on days off.
So as well as getting down to the next thing on the desk, I'm looking forward to getting back to some regular writing and reading and commenting.