Tag Archives: Germany

Wedding Party – Weekly Photo Challenge – Threshold

Dear Friends, One afternoon while we were in Cologne Manny and I decided to take a cruise on the Rhine. We bought our tickets and settled in for a relaxing journey on the river. Just as the boat began to leave the jetty we heard shouting and laughter. This jovial group was calling to the captain to wait …

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Looking For Clues

Dear Friends, Schwarzes Moor is an untouched area of natural beauty in the Bavarian Rhӧn in Germany. It’s more than 700 metres above sea level and has a layer of peat 6.8 metres deep. It’s been listed as a special protection area since 1939 and many rare animals and plants flourish here. Some live nowhere …

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Mystery Man

Dear Friends, One of the things that happens to famous people is that they’re instantly recognisable. I don’t mind this at all and I’m more than happy to spend time with all my friends and fans. It’s nice though when the opposite happens and I find myself unnoticed by those around me. Manny and I …

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Up On The Roof – Weekly Photo Challenge – Infinite

Dear Friends, As you know I hail from the Bavarian Alps and I’ve never been afraid of heights. In fact I love being up high looking down at the view. So when Manny and I arrived in Frankfurt our first stop was the highest vantage point in the city. At 200 metres, the Main Tower …

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There’s No Place Like Home

Dear Friends, Sue’s word a week challenge theme this week is Mountains, which led me to reminisce about my own high altitude home. So I have written this nostalgic rhyme in its honour. Ode to Alpspitze Though I live so far away My mountain home will always stay In my heart and in my soul. Come! I’ll take you for …

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Merge

Dear Friends, The weather changes constantly in my mountain home of Alpspitze. This day it was showery one minute and brilliant sunshine the next, and the rainbow lasted so long that it merged into the landscape. Was there a pot of gold at the end of it? I searched in the forest but the legendary riches …

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Wrong

Dear Friends, Millions of people visit the Bavarian Alps every year and skiing, climbing and hiking in the mountains are popular activities. So it’s inevitable that sometimes things will go wrong. When I lived on Alpspitze I was a volunteer member of the Bavarian Mountain Rescue Service and I was often called upon to help …

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Purple

Dear Friends, These purple cable cars travel up into the Bavarian Alps to my home, Alpspitze, 2629 metres above sea level. I hope these visitors don’t mind heights. Justin.

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Row row row your boat!

Dear Friends, For the last week I’ve been cruising on the Viking Fontane along the rivers of Germany, eating, drinking and enjoying myself. As soon as I boarded the ship I knew I was going to be in for some fun. My cabin mates Rabbit and Snail have been real party animals. Rabbit couldn’t wait …

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Happy Birthday to me!

Happy Birthday to me! It’s my first birthday – a year since I left Alpspitze, in the Bavarian Alps in Germany, to travel the world. I love to yodel and I’m prepared to try anything once. Come along and share the ride with me!

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