Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Paddling into town

 It is wonderful to sit at the little beach looking at all the cars in the traffic jam on the bridge.






Sunday, 7 July 2019

Another grand Austin day out (Millingen)

It was another nice day perambulating the Austin Ten on the scenic byways around the German border near Millingen. As usual the run finished in Millingen where the cars were put on display together with large trucks, tractors and engines. More daring were the "Wall of death" and the Pram parade. 
And we found another Regina sewing machine. A red one this time.  











































Saturday, 6 July 2019

Famous Dutch castle taken by Vikings with help from village children.


Local Castle Doornenburg was the scene of a re-enactment festival. There were crafts, encampments and music. 
The battle started well for the Vikings.
The soldiers retreated to the castle, so the Vikings decided to use a ram to crush the door.
This worked well, but inside the castle the defenders pushed the Vikings out again.
It looked like the Vikings were defeated until a squad of local children jumped the soldiers' flank and started to thrash them with plastic hoses. This act of treason encouraged the Vikings to join the kids in bashing the soldiers' helmets until they surrendered.
After this everybody hugged and left the battlefield for some song, food and dance.