Biking and Seeking in Bavaria

With the prospect of beautiful weather and the hotels now opening, Janos and I took a little three-day jaunt in the countryside. More on the three days when I get around to writing the journal.

I actually did make a print-out of the list, even one in German for Janos so he could help. I never could have kept all those scavenger items in my head otherwise. So here are my finds from our three days away from home.

Travel trailer for horses
I’m not sure – are they silos?
Railroad crossing
Fire hydrants with art work are not a thing here – so I cloned in a picture of myself. Not really art but I tried.
Oops, the wrong challenge, but I liked the little library at the bus stop where we stopped to sit in the shade and have our picnic lunch.
Church with steeple in Harmating on the first day of our tour.
I was ecstatic to see propane gas tanks in the shed where we could park our bikes for the night. I had little hope of finding one!
A fork in the road
A name on a boulder – We came across a little outdoor stone garden. This one is flysch, Flysch is a sequence of sedimentary rocks that is deposited in a deep marine facies in the foreland basin of a developing orogen. Flysch is typically deposited during an early stage of the orogenesis. When the orogen evolves, the foreland basin becomes shallower and molasse is deposited on top of the flysch. Just in case you were wondering or didn’t know already.
A big machine and a little one
Red roofs and another steeple – I think a red roof was my suggestion for the scavenger hunt. So easy.
I have been seeing trampolines all over the place. They are really popular.
A ladder, and I thought maybe a fork. Janos said by no stretch of the imagination is that a fork, and it wasn’t in the road either.
Dots left after the clinging ivy was removed
An umbrella set up to shade the sheep which are usually grazing here. I didn’t see them on this day. Looks like they weren’t doing a very good job keeping the grass trimmed.

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

5 response to "Biking and Seeking in Bavaria"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: June 4, 2021

    First I will say — I am totally envious of your three days bike journey. ;’-).
    What great finds for (as well as not for) this month’s challenge. I especially love the decorated fire hydrant and if I knew how to do that I would give it a try. I am going to be hard put to find a hydrant with art work. The only possiblity is if there is one in another town we go through this month.
    Of course I like ALL your photos and find the sheep’s umbrella quite interesting. I like that they take care of the animals.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 4, 2021

    Excellent! I’m counting 14 out of the 20 — and I have to carry a list too, and I’m the one who made it! LOL Teflon coated brain!
    Looks like a great tour, and glad things are getting back to normal there.

  3. By: Laura Posted: June 4, 2021

    I agree with Nancy! Three days away sounds divine…and I don’t care what the transportation mode is. I need to print that list because I couldn’t remember more than a couple without it.

  4. By: gregblood Posted: June 5, 2021

    I also have to carry a check list.

    I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt on that orange-red roof because I did the same thing. I’ll also accept your fire hydrant art. But I agree with Janos about your interpretation of that rake being a “fork.” No way. Luckily you redeemed yourself with that excellent picture of a true fork in the road. All your other pictures were great too.

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