Posts Tagged ‘Heilbronn’


The long way from A to B is best. I am not used to taking time on bike trips, and am slowly learning this new art. On the wide curves of the Neckar River are the most amazing vineyard views. And, as the day proceeded, the sun emerged, bathing them in a beautiful light.

Grapes on the Neckar

Grapes on the Neckar

The day started grey, cold and damp. Marius joined me for the first kilometres. It was great feeling his excitement about his upcoming world bike trip. I was there 6 months ago. It’s hard to wait.

Marius

Marius

But, great things are given to those that wait. In the past I would have never followed a windy river, but rather cut off the curves. These wide curves are where the wine is grown. These wide curves were the highlight of the day. The great panorama opens out before the cyclist as he slowly passes around the bends. Magic.

Vineyard on the Neckar

Vineyard on the Neckar

Vineyard on the Neckar

Vineyard on the Neckar

Me in the Neckar

Me in the Neckar

The weather was perfect in Stuttgart.

Stuttgart

Stuttgart

And the weather at Philips was great too. I’m still a Philips employee – until the end of September. Hello Philips in Böblingen. 🙂

Innovation and you

Innovation and you



After a dry start crossing rolling fields, the heavens tried to outdo their effort from yesterday regarding downpours – and they succeeded. Marius – my warm shower host – is preparing for a world cycle trip. I love the twinkle in his eyes. We are both about to experience it. Living on the road.

Rolling fields on the way to Heilbronn

Rolling fields on the way to Heilbronn

I am toasty warm, writing this blog in front of a wood fire in Heilbronn. Thanks Marius and his parents for their wonderful hospitality. This is the first fire of the trip. The weather has got colder, and has remained grey. Heidelberg was grey.

Heidelberg

Heidelberg


Heilbronn was grey.
Me in Heilbronn

Me in Heilbronn


And then Heilbronn was wet. Really wet.
Torrential downpour in Heilbronn

Torrential downpour in Heilbronn

Marius is leaving for his world trip in February. I know how excited he is feeling, and how impatient he is. I was there a few months ago. His eyes are shining, and he is experiencing the world at every moment. Good luck to you, Marius. It will be the trip of a lifetime!