Summer – in the city

Sometimes you don’t have to go far to find your private paradise… At the moment mine’s a friend’s backyard. Even though it’s kind of late in summer already, it’s still quite warm, but it was so nice and shady and cool in this backyard this afternoon, that I could really spend all day… all week… all summer (or what’s left of it) here.

   

  

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Summer – at the beach

We’ve had a great summer so far: warm weather, lots of sunshine. But the real “summer feeling” only exists at a beach!

So here we are at our favorite island Usedom – enjoying “summer” for a weekend…

   
 

Wilbur at the Moselle

Our frequency has somewhat slowed down, but Wilbur is out and about a lot. A few weeks ago he’s been on a trip along the Moselle river, the Mosel, and has sent lovely pictures that I’d like share.

First stop on the way – the Japanese Garden in Bonn. Once a present from Japan to Germany (in 1979). Pure tranquility…

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A wonderful panoramic view of the Moselle at Starkenburg. This place actually has a name “Lorettablick” – Loretta View.

Sorry for the trees and bushes that partly obsure the view.

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Moving along to Traben-Trabach – note the ruins of Grevenburg Castle in the background (halfway up the mountain) and the cruise ships.

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And another lovely town in these parts: Bernkastel-Kues.

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And of course one cannot visit the Moselle river without a proper wine tasting.

This is at Achim ReisĀ in Briedel.

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And this is at Weingut Hermannsberg, which is not at the Moselle but the Nahe river (but it was on the way home…).

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Great trip!

I will see Wilbur on Monday. Yay!

Next week will be extra special as I will be travelling again too – and I will not only get to see Wilbur, but Ella as well.