Friday 18 October 2019

A sad day?

So on Tuesday morning Gail and I said fond farewells to Michael and Renate and began the long journey home.

I would like to report that I bounced athletically onto the train at Buchloe, but I'm sorry to say that German trains are worse than the London Underground when it comes to Gaps you have to Mind (not to mention the three steep steps) and so I had to be carried on board, incidentally acting as a useful counterweight to Gail's backpack.

By late afternoon we arrived in the fine old  city of Utrecht in the Netherlands, where we stayed overnight.

After exploring Utrecht on Wednesday we continued on to Hook of Holland to catch the overnight ferry back to England.

Gail was looking terribly sad as we passed through the ferry terminal, saying it was almost certainly the last time she would set foot on mainland Europe as a citizen of the European Union...

But I hate to end a post on a low note, so I'll leave you with some more holiday photos of beautiful Bavaria.


  1. Luv seeing the photos of Germany (and your cute self)!

  2. Hari Om
    Crikey - those trains are not up there on the accessibility scale, are they?! Some delightful photographs for your memory book, Bertie lad... and tell Gail that they can take the gal out of the EU, but they can't stop the gal from being EU!!! (or something...) hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. It looks like you had a great vacation. Thanks for sharing all those beautiful pictures too.

  4. It's always sad when vacations come to any end but you have so many beautiful pictures to remember it by.

  5. Bertie..OMCs let me just say you sure did pick the perfect time to visit Michael and Renate...what beautiful weather. I thoroughly enjoyed the vacation photos and all the lovely buildings. I spy the famous Canal of The Netherlands. OMDs...a able bodied WFT had to be carry on the train. Yikes I hope no one you know saw this.
    Hugs and safe travels the remainder of the way home.

  6. Lovely pictures. You must have had a great time. You should rest up. You must be tuckered out.

  7. You do look very tired.....hope there was another bed for Gail. Can't believe your holiday is over; but looks like you had a fabulous time.

  8. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Clearly I live in the wrong part of the world! Dogs are not allowed on trains here! Nor in restaurants or ferry terminals, nor on beds in hotel rooms! (Or even in most hotel rooms!)

  9. But what a grand adventure you had!!!

  10. Bertie, you and Gail had a fabulous time, and such good weather. I do hope that it's not the last time you will be able to go to mainland Europe, without a lot of hassle and form filling. It would be awful if Gail had to leave you at home each time.

    Inca xx

  11. Thanks so much for letting us tag along on your adventures! We loved the pictures!

    Kiki and Rosie and their mom