Thank you for your comments on my last post.
I was so heartened by them,
especially when I've been away so long.
Up to yesterday, we had been having some glorious weather.
Though the mornings would be very misty.
But once the mist had burnt off,
the day would be transformed into
the most glorious of days.
So I thought I had better
take advantage of the good weather,
and get my bicycle out.
So I went for a couple of rides at the weekend.
Cycling is very popular here.
Of course we are in the valley
which means that the cycle routes
alongside the river remain quite flat.
These photos were taken
on the Sunday, (I think).
We've been having trouble with the camera.
I've been a bit clumsy with it,
bumping it a bit too much,
and now the batteries keep falling out,
and the date needs correcting.
I cycled along the river to Traban-Trabach
a round route of about 20 miles.
I came back on the other side of the river for part of the way.
Most of these photos were taken
when I got to Traban-Trabach.
Traban is one side of the river,
a bridge spans the river
connecting it to Trabach.
That happens a lot here along the Mosel.
Villages have hyphenated names
and are usually separated by the river.
It has been a busy time here in the vineyards.
Everyone, it seems,
has been harvesting the grapes.
Only this morning whilst out with the boys,
I passed three separate vineyards being harvested.
I have been witnessing the little tractors coming by our house,
their trailers laden with grapes,
then passing a while later, empty,
on their way back up to the vineyards for more.
I just had to stop and get off my bicycle
on my way to Traban-Trabach
to take the photo below.
Whilst I was doing that,
a like minded lady coming the other way
did the same thing.
Except, she was with her husband,
and he went cycling on ahead not realising she had stopped.
There was a festival in the market place at Traban-Trabach.
I think it's main aim was to sell food and drink.
I had a wander round
before getting back on my bicycle to ride back.
I passed this pole,
a remnant from the springtime festivities.
I thought I would include the photo below
taken in the morning,
just to show the contrast.
I think we have seen the last of the good weather now.
Today it has been raining,
for the first time in about seven weeks.
So this picture is the same colour as it is here today, grey.
But I will leave you with a sunshine picture
taken at Traban-Trabach
from the weekend.