July 2021 – In search of more Hundertwasser. Every adventure begins somewhere and so here is the boring preamble …. I would just like to begin by noting that in 2019, Lucie and I enjoyed two wonderful holidays. Firstly, in the Spring, we visited Israel and Jordan. Despite this being a more “conventional” sort of […]
Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 Distance travelled 363 km It is rarely that anything goes exactly according to plan, so it should not come as any surprise that our departure, although well planned for nine o’clock was delayed by circumstances beyond our control. After weeks of torrential rains, the weather had calmed down and we cooled […]
Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 Distance travelled – 216 km Lucie is a big devotee of weather predicting apps on her iPhone and iPad. Although these had presented a rather uncertain forecast at bedtime, the first thing we saw with the naked eye, when we woke up (at exactly 05:00 !) was a blue sky. I […]
Friday, 23rd July, 2021 Hike around the Faaker See – 11km Trip to Lake Bled in Slovenia – 117 km It is almost a standing joke between Lucie and I that, on holiday, we frequently get up much earlier than we would do at home. Well, at least she does ! If you have followed […]
Saturday, July 24th, 2021 Distance travelled – 423 km Our plan for Saturday was a bit challenging. The ultimate goal was to reach Vienna, where we would stay with some friends we had not seen for some years. They had deposited their two young daughters with a grandmother and we were looking forward to a […]
Sunday, July 25th, 2021 Distance travelled – 315 km As is usual, I woke up early, but Lucie was completely asleep. Rather than hang around in the apartment and risk disturbing people, I decided to go for a walk. Our friends live, more or less, at the bottom of the Roter Berg. This is a […]
Saturday, June 5th, 2021 A tour of three “centres” – both real and imagined. Total distance travelled – 221 kilometres At the time of writing, the Covid-19 pandemic still persisted. We were allowed out and about – but leaving the Czech State, whilst theoretically possible, still might have involved mandatory tests and quarantine. It was […]
Saturday, May 29th, 2021 As I have mentioned before, I am a member of the local chapter of the Harley Owners Group (HOG). In what we have now, because of Covid-19, come to describe as “normal” times, this is a fairly active chapter. Traditionally, our riding season begins on the first Saturday of April when, […]
A “Lockdown Break” to Southern Bohemia – August 2020 The year of 2020 will long be remembered for the disruption and dismay caused to all our lives by the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. With the benefit of hindsight, it is easy to see now that a lot of things were done wrongly, but in […]
Thursday, August 27th, 2020 – Český Krumlov to Prague Distance travelled – 302 kilometres As always, I woke up very early – but it was already quite light and the sun was giving serious thought to rising. I left Lucie sleeping, grabbed the camera and headed out. At that time in the morning, it […]
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