I headed over to Allgaeu on Thursday. By leaving on Thursday I made use of one of the finest German inventions, i.e., the Bruecken Tag. That’s the day that falls between a public holiday and the weekend. Fine German engineering that is…
I met Katha in Kempten and cycled up to a little BBQ spot just out of town where we BBQed with her friends before moving to a little hut in the forest that they had rented. We had a bon fire in the evening and spent the time chatting and listening to fine chilled trance and house sounds.
On Saturday afternoon I cruised off to Untermaiselstein and caught up with Deidre there.
Sunday was spent cycling. I headed off and rode the same route that Frauke and I rode a couple of years ago, Nesselwang, Pfronten, Reute, Tannheimertal, Oberjoch etc. It was very nice weather for riding. A good ride.
In the evening it was back to catch up with Katha at the hut. We celebrated her Birthday at midnight and I crawled under a table to sleep in the not so wee hours of the morning. At 8 am it was off to catch a train back to Freiburg. I rode through Kempten and had a nice ride down to Wangen, which although is named Wangen in Allgaeu is in Baden Wuertemburg and therefore the Baden Wuertemburg all-you-can-eat train ticket is valid there. Whoope.
A train ride back to Freiburg followed by a nice mountain bike ride with Leonie up to Rosskopf and then around the back and down and out near Gundelfingen.
Above: At the hut in the Kempten Forest.
Above: Riding in Austria.
Michael and I spent a day in Singapore on our way back to Germany. It was a toasty 30 degrees-ish and very humid. We spent the day wandering around being tourists. By chance we had stayed the night in the same hostel as I had stayed in in 2009, “The InnCrowd”.
Above left: Eating. Above right: Some skyscrapers.
Above left: Leaving Singapore. Above right: A hotel that thinks it is a boat.
I spent a week in Melbourne doing MRIee things. Just like last year, pictures of conferences aren’t exciting so here’s some pictures of not-conference.
Above left: Melbourne has nice clouds sometimes. Above right: And the water looks kind of pretty at St Kilda beach, when the light is right.
Above left: And running down to St Kilda beach is not so bad. Above right: And the skyline’s alright during sunset.
Above: I caught up with Yvette and Joe briefly in Melbourne. Yvette lives there and Joe was being nomadic and was passing through.
I headed out for a leg of TWALK with Ed, Abbie, Clare, and Alex. This year’s event was around the Lake Colleridge area. The weather was fantastic. We left the low hanging cloud over the Canterbury Plains and entered the sunshine as we drove over Porters Pass. It was a nice warm day for trapsing through the hills and that’s what we did. Chris’ ‘social team’ won the event which I guess isn’t too surprising. I just did the first leg before getting a ride back to Christchurch to pack to leave for Australia.
Above left: Keen Twalkers wait to start. Above right: Greig, Georgia, and co are fairies.
Above left: There were some donuts that were keen to come along. Above right: A team of keen posties were also there.
Above left: Steve goes looking for the control on the side of the lake. Above right: Random wandering.
Above left: My fashinable wig. Above right: Jamie and Penny at the start.
Above: Descending via some scree.
A good turn out for pot luck on Thursday night.
Above and below: People… You either know them or you don’t.