All posts tagged: nature

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Apple Season

Apfelzeit   I’m enjoying my last couple of days at home, and that means I get to see the apples getting ready. Funny thing is, they planted lots of apple trees along the road, and those apples look good and yummy, but really, they don’t belong to anyone. So, I guess that’s a good thing. Because that means they really belongs to everyone and that means people in our town are lucky, coz come apple season they get lots of fresh fruit for free. Ich genieße noch meine letzten Tage daheim und das heisst, ich kann mit ansehen, wie die Äpfel reif werden. Das lustige ist, jemand hat eine Reihe von Apfelbäumen am Straßenrand gepflanzt, die alle gut und lecker aussehen. Aber sie gehören eigentlich niemandem so richtig. Aber das ist wohl auch ganz gut so. Denn das heisst, sie gehören eigentlich allen. Für die Leute im Ort ist das toll, denn wenn erstmal Apfelzeit ist, dann bekommen sie eine Menge frisches Obst umsonst!                

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Hike Near Brülisau (Switzerland)

Wandern bei Brülisau (Schweiz)   It was my third trip to Switzerland this summer and the second Alpine Hike. It had been all dear sister’s wish to embark on an Alpine hiking adventure. And since we were near enough the Swiss border, and since we love hiking and being out in nature, we were only too happy to oblige. After as somewhat troublesome journey (we lost one hour on the way because we’d decided not to take the ferry to the other side of Lake Constance but drive around the lake instead and got stuck in real bad traffic; and to top it all, we had to pay toll in Austria because we missed the right highway exit, even though using the highway had been totally unnecessary and avoidable), we finally got to Brülisau in the beautiful Swiss countryside of Appenzell. We found a good place to park our car and then were ready to set out on our hike. Due to the fact that we had to choose easier hiking trails, we stayed pretty much …

Dunes & Beach near Rantum
Dünen & Strand bei Rantum

Sylter Adventures – It All Begins

Sylter Abenteuer – Es geht los   Getting up in the wee hours of the morning was the order of the day. Why? Because this was a day of travels. My friends wanted to set out and catch their train from Hamburg and since sister und I wanted to go the same direction, my Dad decided to take us all to the various train stations in Hamburg from where we needed to head out. We all had a lot of luggage. My friends because they’d been traveling in Europe for a while, and sister and I because we had our bikes and our camping gear with us. Sylt was our destination and we’d decided to carry all our stuff with our bikes. After dropping off our friends at the main station, we made it to our train on time and then the adventure was all ours! As it is, Sylt is the only German island in the North Sea that is connected to the mainland via a train dam. It’s quite fun to ride on …