Friday, 18 August 2017

A Favourite Walk Revisited - Part I

Hard to believe, but true: All year, I had not been yet once to my parents' allotment! But on the 6th of August, I arranged to join them there in time for coffee and cake in the early afternoon.
Many times, I have done this with my Mum, but never on my own: Take the train from Ludwigsburg to Marbach and then walk for approximately an hour across a hill and up another, between vineyards, orchards and fields, to reach the allotment.

It was a pleasant walk and the weather warmer than expected. I took many pictures along the way. If you feel like it, you can compare this month's views with those from previous years, for instance on here.

Looking back towards where I've come from:

 
And now forward:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nearly at the small town from where it is only about another 20 minutes uphill to the allotment:

 
 
Not as steep as this, though - these are just some of the vineyards I passed along the way:
 
 
 
 Nearly there now!
 

No pictures of the allotment itself this time, but after coffee and cake (which was delicious, as always when my Mum bakes) I went for another walk. I'll show you those pictures in one of my next posts.

18 comments:

  1. Wow! Look at those beautiful apple trees! Does your Mum bake with them? And vineyards, too...how lucky for them!

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    1. These are not our apple trees, Jennifer :-) But my parents do have an apple tree on the allotment, and my Mum does indeed use the fruit for baking and for making apple sauce. It is most delicious over my muesli!

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  2. A lovely walk! Your photos made me think of all the changes in Germany since I lived there nearly 45 years ago. We never saw a windmill like the one in your sixth picture. But a lot looks the same. Beautiful.

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    1. I know that many people consider the windmills an eyesore. I am pleased to see them - they mean a much cleaner and safer form of energy than coal or nuclear power plants.

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  3. Sounds exhausting; I'm out of breath just looking at your lovely photos...

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    1. At the pace I was going, with frequent photo stops, you would definitely not have been out of breath, Mike!

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  4. I don't understand why your parents' allotment is so far away from their home. Perhaps the term "allotment" has a different meaning in Germany.

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    1. Many people here have allotments closer to home, but if they live in a city or larger town (like we do), they have to look a bit further. In my parents' case, they were pretty specific about what they wanted: connection to water mains, plus a shed big enough to cook, eat and (if necessary) sleep in, a certain size, and not too close to a busy main road. You can't get all that close to the city.

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  5. Wow, beautiful countryside and perfect for walking. Very picturesque!

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    1. It is very good walking territory.
      If I am not mistaken, this is your first comment on my blog - welcome!

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  6. So happy you took us along with you to the allotment! I always love this walk with you, it looks wonderful. Wish I could sit with you and your parents and have the coffee and homemade cake! :-)

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    1. I am sure you'd enjoy both the walk and the coffee and cake afterwards, Kay!

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  7. Lovely as ever, and looks like a good day for a walk!

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    1. It was, although warmer than expected!

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  8. I've suddenly realised that I would love that area because I could cycle quite long distances. Much as I love walking when the ground and ways are suitable I also love to cycle.

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    1. A lot of people do that there, Graham. Whenever I am walking in those parts, I meet cyclists of all ages and abilities, sometimes whole families.

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  9. I am glad the weather stayed nice for you. Great to see the apples ripening.

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    1. Yes, it's wonderful to see so much goodness everywhere!
      Thank you for stopping by, Jenny; I've not read anything from you lately and hope you are OK, just busy with the offline world.

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