Sonntag, 12. Juli 2015
Frau Gwundergarten unterwegs / Mrs Gwundergarten goes outdoor
Ha ha, no that's not me in front of the herd. The girls were on their way to get a new hair cut :o). It was sheep shearing time and then hikers have to get out of the way, what we really didn't mind.
We walked through this landscape of outstanding natural beauty... up the hill, down the hill...
... climbing up and down some gates ...
... oh, where did I left the machete? We love such wilderness and sometimes we just laid down into the grass near the river and enjoyed the moment. Is there anything better to do?
Different topic: english roads... a horror to tourists. I made this photo through the windscreen.
The English drive rather optimistic, quick, dodge quickly and wave always in a good mood while we were sitting rather pale behind the wheel. Therefore I asked an English men, how they do it. He laughed and said: "We have something of a sixth sense." Aha, we tourist just hope and pray. *LoL*
I guess he too.
And now, I take you to a very typical tourist town: Hay on Wye. It is really sweet and...
... as you can see, it is famous for its books. Every year they have a book festival.
I guess that was one of the most spectacular book shops I've ever seen. There you can buy new and used books. When I entered the store, I thought, I was stepping over into a different time. The furniture were old, the floor creaked, it smelled after old books and coffee... just lovely.
But this you can find in Hay as well. Hehe, my hubby always gets a little shiver, afraid of getting his wife away from the old trash(only in his opinion, of course). I could go for ever on treasure hunt, but I knew that my suitcase was already full and that we didn't get a second aircraft just for my finds *sigh*.
A different antiques shop has to be carefully explored... of course the patio as well. This bike would look rather nice in our garden or how about a lion in front of our door... what do you think, honey? Honey? Where are you? I found him later on waiting outside of the shop...
I love those typical English stone houses. They must be full of character and charm.
And this is the river Wye, which we explored on a sunny day later on.
Better, isn't it? Let's hire a canoe and off we go.
Look this elegante handle of the paddle*LoL*. The boat owner and my husband tried to teach the movement idiot (I am... I am ... I confess it), how to hold the paddle. They found my rather creative way absolutely out of question... I guess I will never understand why :o)
"You can stop paddling, darling", my hubby said soon. Hehe, I guess he was happy that he didn't have to steer against my paddling anymore. I didn't do it in purpose... honestly :o)
It was quite nice to do nothing more than enjoy. It was so peaceful.
Finally, lunchtime. If you paddle that hard, you really earn your meal, don't you? Breaks are the best thing while hiking, working or whatever - that's the unbeatable truth.
We met now and then swans. But the most awesome thing, was when a group of swans just flew over our heads, we could even hear their wings beating. We weren't sure that they get enough height to fly over our heads, and that we didn't have to jump head over heel into the water *smile*. But they just managed it. If I had stretched my arm, I guess I could have touched one of them. One lost a big white feather, which of course we took out of the water. That moment we will never forget as well as the brownie afterwards in the River café of the canoe hiring business.
Und beim nächsten Mal nehme ich Euch wieder in einen fantastischen Garten mit: Hampton Court. Zieht Euch warm an, es wird Euch die Socken runter kringeln und die Augen wässrig machen... ehm, sofern Ihr Gartenverrückte seid, wie ich.
And the next time, I'll take you to a gorgeous garden: Hampton Court. If you are a garden junkie like me, you will get watering eyes and it will rip your socks off your feet.
Habt einen guten Wochenstart! / Have a great start into a new week!