Moby Dick, my Gideons bible, lives in the bedside drawer. Ahab’s Pequod is always ready to sail and carry me away on nights when sleep does not come easy.
The last time I was in Heidelberg I pinched some wi-fi from a coffee shop. If the founders of the coffee shop chain had stayed with their first idea they would have called it Pequod but in the end they decided to name it after the first mate aboard the whaler, Starbuck. Continue reading
Posted in Deutschland, England, Germany, Walking
Tagged Brighton, Brixham, Cornwall, Dartmouth, Deal, Devon, Dungeness, Harlyn, Hastings, Heidelberg, Kent, maps, Melville, Moby Dick, St Ives, Starbucks, Travel
I took a break from walking beaches to take part in this year’s grape harvest. A Winzermeister from a nearby town invited me to help and I thought a little manual labour would do me no harm. Continue reading
Posted in Alsace, Deutschland, France, Germany
Tagged Alsace, Breisach, Europe, German, grape picking, Ihringen, Kaiserstuhl, Travel, wine