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But when she was down she was down!

What’s the quickest way down a mountain?

Me and my K2 of course 😁. Getting up a mountain is never easy and especially in a wheelchair, but no other chair helps as much as the Trekinetic K2! Using the brakes allows you to control the descent and do some cool spins too 🤣

This is the Todtnau mountains in the Black Forest in Germany and follows a visit to the Todtnau Falls. Not something an average wheelchair could master!

Getting up the mountain would be impossible without my ‘power’ – hubby 💖💖

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Two days of trains. Firstly, off to Villengen in the Black Forest on Deutshe Bahn in a brand new commuter train with fabulous and easy wheelchair access.

Compulsory face coverings on all trains and everyone listens too – amazing.

Then today, Thursday 23rd September 2020 we drove over to Weizen in the Black Forest and right in the Swiss border for an amazing ride on a museum steam train. The smell of the engine took me straight back to the 1960s as a very small child (around age 6) with my brother and sister, riding the train home to Durban, on our own overnight without adults! We each sported a card tag with our parents names and addresses pinned to our coats just like Paddington Bear, and a little cardboard suitcase. We slept in a train carriage with bunk beds and were summoned to dinner by a uniformed waiter playing a xylophone and served in the dining car on white linen, porcelain plates and silver cutlery. In the morning we hung out the train windows to smell the smoke and try to catch twigs along the route. On arrival we all had black sooty faces and the romance of steam train travel firmly instilled in our hearts.

The great German railway heist?
Hubby having a great time en route home

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The reality of a holiday outing during a pandemic is that everywhere you stop for a coffee you have to provide your details to ensure you can be contacted in case you come into contact with anyone with symptoms.

Admin on holiday

For us this means a LOT of forms as we stop for coffee a LOT! 😁

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COVID Chronicles On Tour….

Sunrise in France as we arrived this morning. Stopped for a coffee at an Aire where we can’t interact with the people in the red zone 🤣😷

Sunrise as we arrived in Dunkirk
Stopped at an Aire for a much needed caffeine boost. Red travel corridors meant we couldn’t stop in France, Belgium or Luxembourg on the drive to Germany.

A nice picnic spot to brew up a cafetière before heading off through Belgium – also in the red!

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