Wednesday 9 October 2019

Spirits not dampened...

I'm telling you I was totally spark out when we arrived in Mainz in Germany yesterday  evening after two days of non stop train and ferry. I would have been happy to rest in the hotel room (especially since it was raining the proverbial) but the man at reception had gone to the trouble of finding a nice "hundefreundlich" local restaurant for Gail and she insisted it would be rude if I didn't join her.

So the day before we had had a soggy walk across London from St Pancras station to Liverpool Street.

Then  the overnight ferry across the wet (obvs) North Sea,

Followed by a damp interlude between trains in Utrecht,

And a scenic but rain splattered view of the Rhine Gorge from the train window.

Let's hope the sun puts in an appearance when we reach our final destination at Michael and Renate's home in Bavaria later today...


  1. Oh Bertie, what a shame your journey has been spoiled by so much rain. That train journey along the Rhine is beautiful if the sun shines - or so my hooman tells me.
    Hope things will improve in Bavaria.

    Inca xx

  2. Hari OM
    this makes the Bonny Land appear Saharan... okay, maybe not that dry. Nearly there, Bertie lad, and when with your furiends, the weather will be warm regardless! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. We'll hope the sun comes out there and the rain comes down here! That is a long journey, Bertie. We've only been on short car rides.....

  4. Oh Bertie thank goodness you find a quiet spot for a power nap. Geeeez I'm sorry it is so wet and I sure do wish you'd send it our way.
    We have not seen significant rain since August.
    Here's to sun when you reach your destination.
    Hugs to you and Gail and thank you for keeping us informed on your journey

  5. That sounds like a long trip and we can understand why you would be tired after all that. We can't wait to hear more about your adventures.

  6. We hope the rain stops for you!

  7. hope you do get some sunshine. We got snow today
    Mabel & Hilda

  8. What a long couple days of travel...but it will be so worth it when you arrive!!

    Kiki and Rosie