Rain, Pah! Water off a Brit’s back!!!

Some things you can control, some things you can’t.  The rain is of the latter persuasion. And OMG, central Europe has been in the deluge this week! We had 4 days in Southern Bavaria & Austria, and the sun did not shine… not once. (Apparently London basked in lovely weather…)

Salzburg almost goes under

Salzburg almost goes under

What can you do? We were there to celebrate: grandparents reaching 70, and granddaughter reaching 6! So sod the rain, carry on celebrating…

Nobody can resist a cake with candles...

Nobody can resist a cake with candles…

Now just so you know, that is no ordinary cake. That is none other that proper Sachertorte from the Cafe Sacher in Salzburg (almost flooded, basement being pumped out as we had coffee and cake – we didn’t stop…)

Water up above… Head below ground! the Salt Mines in Berchtesgaden are amazing – just dig the snazzy suits we had to wear, and the zoominess of the slide to get into the huge subterranean cavern! (And check out the GPs leaning back to get full speed on – eternal children…!)

I came here as a kid. Loved it then, love it now.

I came here as a kid. Loved it then, love it now.

In the 96 hours we were there it stopped raining for maybe 3 hours. So that’s when I ran around like a madman trying to take some outside shots before the next deluge hit.

The Obersee (2 mins later obscured by a storm)

The Obersee (2 mins later obscured by a storm)

the view from our hotel

the view from our hotel – of the Thumsee (you can see the rain clouds coming…)

tried to crop out the clouds, but even so they force themselves into my pic!

tried to crop out the clouds, but even so they force themselves into my pic!

(A recommendation – we stayed in the Hotel Seeblick, the friendliest, most kid & GP friendly, most delicious food, most wonderful views, most unbelievable good value for money hotel that I’ve stayed in…., ever! http://www.hotel-seeblick.de/Home/)

Now I know I’m a Brit, and by definition mood obsessed by the weather. 4 days rain was not what I had anticipated. But the area around Bad Reichenhall and Berchtesgaden is just SOOOOOO nice, that I forgive the rain,     just.

If you get the chance, go. And I wish you a sunny holiday!

the slightly bedraggled party

the slightly bedraggled party


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