Local Heart, Global Soul

July 1, 2016

If You Can’t Take The Highway, Then Take The Byways…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

I mentioned in earlier posts that during our stay last summer in Germany, the weather turned nasty and provided us with a large helping of rain.

After the first full day of heavy rain the kids were going stir crazy without internet in our accommodation, so in the evening Himself and I went to Reception, logged on and found that local weather was for the same or worse the next day but was forecasted as considerably better just a little way further south.

Therefore a car journey the following day sounded like an excellent plan, and we kicked the kids out of bed early and hit the road.

No sooner had we left the hilly area we were in when the rain stopped and everyone’s mood rose with anticipation of getting to go something nice outdoors today.

Traffic however also stopped shortly afterwards and Little Mr became excited when hearing approaching sirens. Just in front of us we could see an on-ramp onto the motorway, first came a police car, then a fire engine, then more police cars, an ambulance and then another fire engine. We could not see what was going on ahead of us but if became clear that it was something serious and the road wasn’t going to be cleared any time soon. Our stroke of good luck was that we were right next to an “Ausfahrt” (Exit) and after some consideration we decided to leave via that.

We were just exiting when yet another fire engine came speeding down the On ramp. Whatever was going on down there, this traffic was going to be waiting  a while for good people in the Emergency services to do their work and this was an excellent moment for us to leave them in peace to do it. We therefore leave the highways and proceed south on the byways.

We see a strange looking tower that turns out to be the most unusual electricity pylon I have ever seen in my life. We also take a few stops to combat the car sickness that Little Mr’s guest suffers from severely, breaks that Kiwi Daughter and I also appreciate for the same reason. These little roads give a different perspective of the countryside, you never know what you will find.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

 

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