Sprendlingen, GermanyJuly 9, 2016 in Germany
We travelled through hills and troughs in countryside carpeted with deciduous woodland and emerged in winemaking country where vineyards stretched as far as the eye could see. We saw some stunning sights along the way, including a church built into a cliff face.
We planned to stay at a vineyard but the stopover no longer existed. Instead we followed signs to a nearby camper van stop beside tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool with beach volleyball court. After picking cherries from the tree whose shade we'd parked under and a wander round town we headed back via a path beside a brook and came across beautiful damsel flies and a group of butterflies.
On our return we paid out €1.80 (each!) and 'took the plunge'. Well, Will did... at 25° the pool felt a lot cooler than the air temperature and Vicky gingerly inched in at the kiddies' end complaining of goose pimples! Her brother has now denounced her as no longer a Northerner!Read more