Thursday, 18 August 2022

Puddle paddle

 

The rivers have lost a little of their usual grandeur and in some places it is more of a puddle now. The birds still have to find fish to eat, but it seems there's little fish around, so the birds are looking for food in the deeper sandpits. They are also getting ready to migrate. The low water level uncovers a lot of scrap metal, oildrums and bicycles are some of the most recognisable items. 
















Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Riverbed walk

Today I walked part of the riverbed. It is still very dry, but plants and wildlife seem to adapt well, though I expect they would welcome some rain soon. 












Sunday, 7 August 2022

Wegberg Grenzlandring

 

This time we took the Wolseley 18/85s to  a little town in Germany called "Wegberg" for another Cars &Coffee. This is a pretty old town and we parked our cars in the square at the town hall. You might have never heard of this place, but between 1948 and 1952 this was home to the fastest street racing circuit in Europe, the "Grenzland Ring". The circuit is still mostly there, but racing was banned from the venue by the government, after a terrible crash, killing at least 13 spectators. It is still possible to drive the 5.9 mile long  circuit around the town. Originally it was a ring road built in 1938 and 1939 for the German military. Again the weather was hot, but still around 200 cars and their owners had a good time. Around the square there were several shaded "biergarten" but most people enjoyed a coffee and a cool soft drink. There were many German cars and also quite a few English and American marques. Quite a few of the spectators came over to ask about our Landcrab and comment on the spacious interior while most claimed they had never seen such a car before.
















Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Evening Run Vorden

Perfect summer weather made for a perfect summer drive in the Mini.  

 

Sunday, 31 July 2022

Cars & Coffee Winterswijk

Driving the Mini to Winterswijk to attend the local Cars& Coffee