15 July 2018

Mangfallgebirge and Chiemgauer Alpen July 2018

My annual July hut to hut trip with Ernie. This time walking east from Spitzingsee to Loferalm,criss crossing between Bavaria and Austria ,staying at Rotwandhaus; Brunnsteinhaus; Spitzsteinhaus; Preiner Hutte and Straubinger Haus,and then down on the cable car from Lofereralm to spend the last night in Lofer with the Loferer Steinberge as a dramatic mountain back drop.

Here's a link to the photo album

View north from Kumpflscharte near the Rotwandhaus

Tiroler Grostl at the Rotwandhaus (Bavaria)

Fellalm below the Grosser Traithen

Day 3 - Brunnsteinhaus to Spitzsteinhaus

Particularly good weissbeirs

The Wilder Kaiser dominated views south into Austria most of the way

A shared triple desert at the Preiner Hutte

The Wilder Kaiser from Straubinger Haus after a heavy shower

Lofer and the Loferer Steinberge

10 June 2018

Early June on the plot

My first allotment post since November 2016!

I did some remodelling of the beds during the winter and early spring and the warm spell since mid May has meant everything has sprung into life. We've experienced our normal late May/early June drought but some much needed rain is forecast soon.
Now harvesting lettuce,salad leaves,chard and radish after having quite a prolonged period cutting purple sprouting broccoli in the "hungry gap".

Link to photo album here

View down the plot

Express broad beans with module sown beetroot, spinach and turnips protected against sparrow attack

Top half of the plot - soil much easier to work than bottom half

One of the remodelled beds with berry fruits moved to the fenceline - lots of beans and with squash still to be planted between

One of the new raised beds in the poorly drained bottom section - module sown Crapauline beetroot and three kinds of chard

8 June 2018

Berlin to see Runrig

A two night visit to see Runrig at the Spandau Citedal in lovely weather.Too wrapped up in the music and atmosphere to take any photos at the concert but took some on my walk through the Tiegarten and along part of the Wall before the evening gig and the next day in Potsdam and on the River Havel cruise.

Link to photo album with captions here