But seriously, between the ages of 1 and 5 I've lived less than 10 kilometers from here! And on today's agenda is a bike trip through valleys not travelled in 40 years to places that I haven't seen in almost as long.
|Out of the Ahr valley into the hills|
|These colours and shapes are sooo familiar !|
|Good thing I have an e-bike; the highway bridge down below|
When I tell the enforcer that I used to live here and came all the way from Canada, he actually lets me take a few more pictures ;-)
Since I am already under observation, I don't take too many more pictures before exchanging the garden for the interior of the church.
Those are actually all stars painted on the ceiling, surrounding the sun!
I leave Apollinariskirche and head downhill for a bit but then it is time to turn into a familiar road leading uphill.
|Apollinariskirche overlooking the Rhine valley|
No really! Grandma used to breed horses and Grandpa's parents named this place, but they never had a sign like this !
The whole place seems to be a private residence for a lawyer now,
|This whole pasture used to be full of apple trees !|
|No, this is not the highway bridge. This is the bridge of a highway exit. Cheap design for an exit, eh?|
|every bloody straw bale seems to have a heron on it !|
A few more field roads and turns and I see Ahrweiler in the Valley.