Monday 22nd July ’19.
Today started out wet and cold, and then got more and more beautiful as the day went by. I literally had all 4 seasons in one day today. Plus a shower on my bicycle(rain storm), and a blow-dry on my bicycle (riding into the wind after the storm passed).
I went past an old windmill called Blennerville Windmill and really enjoyed the tour. The tour guide spoke English, German and Spanish depending on where we each came from. We toured the entire windmill from bottom to top (I'm still not sure why the saying is "from top to bottom", after all you have to start at the bottom and work your way up, no?).
He explained in great detail how the windmill worked, what each of the parts were and expertly answered any questions we had after.
It was very enjoyable and quite impressive, as were the views in the area in general.
Part of the exhibit that they have housed in their main building, is a very impressive miniature train track room with numerous tracks, plenty of working trains and very cute oddities. Look for the person being pushed home in a wheelbarrow from a pub, and a police car with the rear wheel clamped for parking in the wrong spot. And plenty more fun, surprises.
Go through the following photos carefully, and let me know in the comments what YOU see 🙂
If you're ever in the area, I highly recommend checking them out. And in the meantime, enjoy their Facebook page.
I passed quite a few old castles, a few of which I cannot find any information on. It appears that they have faded into the mists of time. I have to admit, I actually find that a little depressing. There is so much history in each location. Peoples stories. Their lives lived, loves found and lost, children born, futures created, and futures cut short. The politics at play, regional and familial. The good and the evil. The hard and the beautiful. The hopes, dreams and aspirations of so many generations. Gone. With no trace, other than a few rocks. More is the pity.
May we all live lives filled with purpose, hope, meaning, beauty, kindness, wonder, family, love, wealth, richness of spirit, health of body, peace of mind, and above all else, a deep sense of gratitude for all that we have. And may our good names, and proper deeds be honored to be passed down from generation to generation. Inspiring others, giving them strength from our resilience, lifting them up in times of hardship, nurturing them in times of need, and bringing a twinkle to their eyes, as the stories of our fun and mischievious lives are remembered forever.
And now for a few castle images.