One More Before We Go

Bike and hike is my idea now. I prefer walking when it gets cold. So Janos and I cycled to the Olympic Park – we could have walked there but it’s such a boring walk – parked our bikes and climbed the smaller of the two Olympic hills. Bike and hike is perhaps a slight exageration since it was such a short distance you can hardly call it a ride, and it wasn’t much of a hike, either. But we were out in the fresh air, about 5°C/42°F, the sky was clear and it felt good.

The sun is low in the sky at 3:45.

We walk the smaller Olympic hill.

View to the roof tops of the Olympic soccer stadium

Munich’s tv tower

Janos with his camera

The crows were busy feeding and not making any noise today.

View to the east, last rays of sun

and looking west to the rising moon

This might be my last post before we go. We will be leaving for Conil de la Frontera on the Spanish Atlantic coast next week. We decided not to take our bikes. We have been to Conil before and know the roads aren’t that good for cycling. But the beach is perfect for walking and that’s what I will be doing in an effort to stay fit. We are going by car, not my favorite means of transportation, but we are chopping the trip up into many short, bearable days, stopping where it looks interesting.
I’ll be stopping by here to see what you are all up to. And I might post a bicycle picture or something appropriate once in a while, just to stay in touch. So here’s wishing you all in the northern hemisphere a mild winter and those in the southern the opposite.

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. I have three kids and eight grandchildren - so I'm pretty old. Cycling, photography and walking are my favorite things.

11 response to "One More Before We Go"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: November 16, 2018

    Suzanne, have a fantastic time on your little journeys. I will indeed miss your post sooooo much! Post anything you can think of that might be in the least bike related ;’-). Photos are good. Thoughts are good. Stories are good. Something that might represent a bike is good ;’-). You get the idea.

    Love your walking photos here and your bikes parked together. The sun is setting very early here as well. I truly do not like this time of year mainly because of the short daylight hours.

    Do keep in touch here and let us know what and how you are doing. Best to Janos too …

    • By: Suzanne Posted: November 17, 2018

      Thanks for your good wishes, Nancy! I’m sure to get ideas on things to post here while we’re traveling. In the meantime, I’ll be writing my blog on non-cycling stuff. And hello from Janos!

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 16, 2018

    What Nancy said — maybe a photo-journal of the bicycles of Conil — sorta like the head badge and bells you did?
    Sounds like a great trip — Enjoy!!

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: November 17, 2018

    I love the pic of the path going up the smaller Olympic Hill. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy a beach walk for those of us far inland 🙂

  4. By: Scooter Posted: November 17, 2018

    I’m surprised at how much color there still is in those trees this late in the season. It’s really not that different than how everything looks in southern France now. It’s changing fast though – the leaves were dropping like rain today.

    Have a great winter holiday! I’ll look forward to hearing about ow it is down there late in the year. Keep in touch!

    • By: Suzanne Posted: November 18, 2018

      Hi Scott, yes, the leaves are hanging on much longer this year than usual. Doesn’t look so bleak – yet.
      Our route to Spain will be going through St-Jean-Pied-de-Port, the other end of the Pyrenees from where you will be cycling. Otherwise our paths might have crossed. But we are also following paths from our past. More that 20 years ago we walked the Camino de Santiago together – actually it’s where we met.
      I’ll keep you posted on how it would be in Andalucia for winter cycling. Probably very good, judging by the last time we were there in December and January.

      • By: Scooter Posted: November 18, 2018

        You met on the Camino! I love knowing that – it’s so romantic. We’ve been through thar part of the Pyrenees a few times now ourselves – it’s so beautiful and green, and I love the Basque houses.

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