Our lake – Lake Constance – is huge. 536 square kilometres, to be exact. Standing on the banks on a misty day, you can almost imagine you’re gazing out over the Atlantic. The photo below was taken from the Austrian end, and shows Germany on the right and Switzerland disappearing on the left.
Last week, Alison Baillie (author of Sewing the Shadows Together) and I took a trip across the water to Friedreichshafen. Below is the ferry we travelled in, named after the lakeside town we started from.
It was a perfect day, and Friedreichshafen was at its best. We wandered along the lake promenade, had lunch on a terrace literally a hop and a skip from the water, and baked in the lovely hot sunshine we’ve had here almost all summer.
We didn’t climb the tower to get the view from the top. We talked about it just before lunch, but somehow, neither of us mentioned it again. It was a very hot day… (spot the mountains on the Swiss side).
We wandered through the old town back to the harbour. The photo below is a stock image, but we saw children playing here too. ‘Our’ children were considerably more scantily-clad (did I mention it was a very hot day?), but the joy was the same.
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