Tag: Travelling to Europe with Dogs

NAKED in the Polenztal – Our Last Walk in Saxon Switzerland, Germany

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A GOB Stopper!

08:00 there was a knock at the door.

It was the last of the GOB (Get Onyer Bucketlist) – our final walk in Saxon Switzerland and Jenny and Marco’s son Willy had come to say good morning.

Then Younos came in with his younger brother. Younos is a lovely, clever little lad with black curls, bright eyes and a ready smile. He wanted to know about EVERYTHING. He indicated that he wanted me to explain the caravan’s Alde heating system to him; not straightforward in any language but it presented a particular challenge with a small German child who understood no English! Continue reading “NAKED in the Polenztal – Our Last Walk in Saxon Switzerland, Germany”

World Wide Walkies ‘From Calais to Slovenia’ – featured by Eurotunnel Le Shuttle!

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“In the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes.” -Andy Warhol 

At World Wide Walkies, we seem to have achieved at least a couple of our fifteen minutes of fame…

This month, World Wide Walkies “From Calais to Slovenia on a Pawsome Adventure” – featuring The Fab Four – appeared in the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle newsletter. (Click on the link or click here to go to the original article.)

I have told the Pawsome Foursome not to let fame go to their heads. They said that they won’t let it change them and will still freely give Pawtographs – particularly to anyone who happens to be wearing white trousers…!

Continue reading “World Wide Walkies ‘From Calais to Slovenia’ – featured by Eurotunnel Le Shuttle!”

“Dogs Off The Lead Vill NOT be Shot! – The Saxon Swiss National Park, Germany

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Lilienstein – our first view of the Saxon Swiss National Park!

Deemed “One of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe” it confuses most people to learn that, while Saxon Switzerland (Sächsische Schweiz) IS in Saxony, it is absolutely NOWHERE near Switzerland!

The name was coined by two Swiss artists, Adrian Zing and Anton Graff, who felt that the strange landscape near Dresden, in Eastern Germany, reminded them of their homeland. Since it seemed a more romantic title than ‘The Heath above Schandau’ (Heide über Schandau) as part of the area was knowntheir name stuck – and was even pinched where the Elbe mountains continue into the Czech Republic, which became known as Bohemian Switzerland.

So, with all of this magnificence of nature to take in, our plan for the day; ‘Find another campsite’! Continue reading ““Dogs Off The Lead Vill NOT be Shot! – The Saxon Swiss National Park, Germany”

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

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“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”