We spend a few days here in Dorverden and out and about in the region. This is Lower Saxony and the landscape is large farms and woodland, fabulous old farms and barns some of which date back 500 years. Gertrude has always lived in this area and we visit her family home (now her brother's farm), the lovely old town of Celle and the city of Lubeck. She treats us at every opportunity and she thinks about everything. At first we are swept away in Gertrude's delight in being able to show us these places. The weather is perfect - sunshine every day - and it's lovely that we can relax at her home while she generously feeds us wonderful meals. But the cycling finally catches up with us and we have to pause for breath. But this is okay as Gertrude has some things to prepare for her trip. We get a much-needed rest here and have a great time with our friend before setting out once again.
|the traditional houses of Celle|