• Hymers, Squirrels and cake

    After the joy of the Feldburg Steig walk we ventured on deeper into the Black Forest in search of more lakes and hoped to visit Triberg, home to Germanys highest waterfalls and apparently tame red squirrels!!! After showers and a bit of van tidying we set off to Triberg. It’s not that far from us and we arrive fairly soon. We’re in luck and grab one of the last motorhome parking spots right in the middle of town, happy days!!! We head off down the hill and make a beeline for the falls, €8 person and an extra €1 for a bag of nuts for Claire, she’s desperate to tempt…

  • Feldburg steig, time for walkies…

    The anticipation is growing as we peak out of Heulwen and see the blue sky. A step outside confirms it will be a good day, hopefully cool as we’ve decided to walk the 12km Feldburg Steig circular walk. When we leave our park up in Titisee we get stung for €19 overnight, not a good start. A short hop away and we get to the Feldburg car park. Oddly we are the only van in the car park so we ready ourselves, pack our trail lunches, waterproofs, walking poles, water and trail mix/ sweets. All important stuff! We get the cable car, €12 each, non return and head on up.…

  • Black Forest adventures.

    We wing our way north towards our destination, Feldburg and the twin lakes of Schultsee and Titisee ( yes we laughed too!) They are in the Black Forest highlands area and we soon discover the area is steeper than expected! We stopped at a handful of scenic viewpoints one of which had some information about the Westweg. The Westweg is a long-distance hiking trail in Germany, running north–south through the Black Forest from Pforzheim to Basel. The trail is around 285 km long, and was founded in 1900. If the scenery around this area is indicative of the route then it’s probably a cracker! We arrive at Feldburg after trundling,…

  • Lake Geneva, Switzerland and traffic jams.

    After our gorgeous cycle in Divonne we set off along the shores of Lake Geneva. It was a lovely route hugging the water and passing through a handful of nice small towns. What amazed us was that every time we stopped along the shore and parked up, it was free. Some of the spots were prime view locations but no charge at all! We have a lot to learn in the UK!!! Later in the morning before heading away from the Lake we stopped for a picnic at a glorious spot. It was busy but very pleasant. I don’t know whether it was the tasty sandwich and fresh fruit or…