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A trip to Germany (part one)


By waddy


I’ve just returned from a week in Germany, the Mosel valley actually. The weather was really kind to us allowing us to take some wonderful country walks as well as enjoying the usual tourist sights. At the risk of boring you, I thought some of you might be interested to see some of the pics we took.

This is the ‘Weingut’ we stayed in, a traditionally run family vineyard. We stayed on a B/B basis, but they do have Selfcatering apartments for those who want to do their own thing. One thing I can say its that it was beautifully decorated, comfortable, and spotless…as was everywhere we went.

The next lot of pics were taken on our walks. I won’t bore you with labelling each on, suffice to say the flora, fauna and views were beautiful

Amongst the wild flowers we noticed swathes of Rubekia? The height they grew to was quite amazing as you can see from the pic with OH. He is almost 6ft and many were twice his height.

This was a delightful family, sorry we didn’t know what kind..perhaps someone could tell us?

It was harvest time for the grapes, so everywhere was either laden with grapes of actually being picked. Unless the vines were on the very steep hillsides much of the crops was picked by an amazing machine with picked only the grape, but left the stalk behinds.

I have absolutely no idea what this catapillar was, but it looked pretty awful. It was about 3inch long…any ideas?

That’s all for now folks, hope you’re not too bored! If you’re interested I’ll post pics of the places we visited, namely Trier and Bernkastel-Kues next time. Happy gardening everyone!!

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Hallo waddy. I once made a trip to Germany...the trip has now lasted over 40 years....OK now to be serious....I would love to see some photo´s of Trier and Bernkastle-Kues, I havn´t been down that way for years...although it is only about an hours drive from where I live.

8 Oct, 2012


Great blog, thanks I look forward to more.

8 Oct, 2012


Thank you Drc726. I'll do my best.

Rogi...what a small world! I've just looked at your profile and can't believe you live so close to where we were staying in Brauneberg.

8 Oct, 2012


Not boring at all. I found your photos most interesting. I'm pleased enjoyed your holiday :o)

8 Oct, 2012


A lovely blog and pics,Waddy..and a country we have never visited...yet! ..and I am also looking forward to seeing more photo's..I did learn German at school..but sadly forgotten most of it ! ..but always had a yen to visit sometime..

8 Oct, 2012


I went on a twinning trip years ago. Still treasure the photographs. Could have eaten my lunch off the farmyard floor in the village. Thanks for sharing your holiday with us Waddy.

9 Oct, 2012


It looks really lovely Waddy, cute family you met up with...

14 Oct, 2012

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