We drove 2 hours, arrived in Ankum, Germany, where I'd rented a Norwegian wooden house.
30 years ago a building contractor wanted to build a holiday park full of these beautiful wooden houses, but then he went bust and just two model houses remained.
Henk and Annet, the owners built an extension on the left, south side.
The weather was great and we cycled all day Saturday. On E-bikes: bicycles with a turbo boost if you need it: electric power. The first time it felt like I got a gentle push in my back to get me going.
It was great in this somewhat hilly landscape: where I live we don't have any hills, except ancient burial mounds. Or man made hills to build a church on in case of spring tide flooding (from the sea).
To me Germany is a country of unknown beautiful villages with old croocked buildings
|Church in Ankum, street & Church tower in Quackenbrück|
Cycling through the countryside.
I love walking of cycling through a landscape like this with everything nearly ready for the harvest.
Sausages of course and beautiful works or art
(but I could be talking about France or the UK here, substituting the sausages for wine or chips)
|sausage takeaway shop sign, George slaying the (3-headed) dragon once again; both in Bremen|
Joyful graveyards, full of flowers and some beautiful tomb stones.
Real strawberries in the field and the blue stems of wheat.
Henk and Annet are Dutch and speak English and German. They're also very very good at making you feel at home: pro's in hospitality!
I'm sure you know these guys from Bremen ....
If not, read all about them here
Next post will be about quilting again, promise!
Have a great weekend.