Confessions of a Railway Addict – The Saxon Swiss National Park, Germany

bastei-2942474 - Copy
“Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!” – we were 100 million years too late!

We had been saying that we would like to get back beside the sea. Well, now we have, albeit around 100 million years too late!

The Sächsische Schweiz (Saxon Swiss) National Park is a Cretaceous sea bed, now turned into a magnificent landscape of sandstone stacks, tors and canyons, punctuated by basalt cones and towers. And, being Germany, just the odd castle. Here and there! Continue reading “Confessions of a Railway Addict – The Saxon Swiss National Park, Germany”

Pups on SUPs! Experiencing Nature & Discovering History in Saale-Unstrut, Germany

P1070214
Pups on SUPs on the River Unstrut.

A fierce thunderstorm overnight gave way to a lovely, hot sunny day. We opted for a paddle upstream on the river Unstrut. Continue reading “Pups on SUPs! Experiencing Nature & Discovering History in Saale-Unstrut, Germany”

Hot Dogs – 10 Tips for Keeping Canines Cool When It’s Hot

dog-881599_640.jpg
Record summer temperatures do not please everyone!

We all know that dogs die in hot cars. This is because dogs are not great at regulating their body temperature and can be overcome by heat frighteningly quickly. Permanent organ damage or even death can happen in a matter of minutes.

If we travel to hot climates or as the summer temperatures soar to record highs, even in Britain, how can we make sure that our Furry Friends stay comfortable and safe? Continue reading “Hot Dogs – 10 Tips for Keeping Canines Cool When It’s Hot”