vrijdag 27 september 2013

Holiday is over ....

Along the Donau at Regensburg.
..... work again.

Around 15.00,  tme for cake and coffee in Germany
Time to start blogging ; ), and pick up our  "normal" life.

We had a lovely two weeks. We started at the Veluwe at our own mobile home: walking, cycling, reading, visiting the Zoo, open air museum, a little bit of shopping, some quilting and just being lazy.

Along the coast in The Hague  it was pooring rain, but here the weather was pretty good, with lots of sunshine.

Regensburg, with all the coloured houses it feels almost italian.
The second week we drove to Germany to end in Regensburg, and visit our friends Hubert and Sabine. About 780 km, I hate long drives, so we decided to take it easy, and made a stop for two days in Koblenz, lovely cit along the Rhine. Unfortunetaley the weather was sooo bad. It started raining in the morning and it didn't stop till we left.

Abbey Weltenburg
We hadn't seen Hubert and Sabine for more then 4 years, but for some reason it seemed that long. Nothing changed, maybe we all got some extra wrinkles.

Regensburg is a beautiful medieval city along the Danube. The stone bridge (see our picture), was built  between 1135–1146, it'ss a highlight of medieval bridge building. The knights of the 2nd and 3rd  crusade used it to cross the Danube on their way to the Holy Land.

Abbey Weltenburg
Hubert and Sabine
On friday we visited  the abbey Weltenburg. The abbey is situated on a peninsula in the Danube, on the so-called "Weltenburg Narrows" or the Danube Gorge. The monastery, founded by Irish or Scottish monks in about 620, is held to be the oldest monastery in Bavaria. Very famous is the brewery, in operation since 1050, making "dark / dunkel" beer.

We visited the Abbey by ship. Of course Mies needed a ticket as well.

Only 7 weeks till my next holiday: Seattle here I come.

A special dog ticket.

1 opmerking:

Yvonne zei

Heerlijke vakantie hebben jullie gehad zo te zien. Fijn om 'oude' vrienden weer te ontmoeten. Mooi foto's van de plaatsen die jullie bezochten. En dan ook nog een heerlijke vakantie in het vooruitzicht.....bofferd!