Never visit a foreign post office on Monday morning.
01.06.2015 - 01.06.2015
I decided to post some extra bits and pieces this morning to lighten our load. What a great idea I thought. Arriving at the Post Office I was confronted by boxes and packets of all kinds, having experienced this before I know some are for within the country and some for overseas - not clear which is which. So I wandered around for a while and a lady came to help with her very limited English. After we worked out what I wanted I was issued with some documents to complete - having laboured over these I managed to complete them. Then came the fun part. She weighed my parcel and told it would cost 36Euros to post home - OMG !!!! I asked how much to send to London (to our daughter for us to pick up there).
This I was told would cost 16 Euros - much better. Now the fun begins I tried to explain I wanted to change my mind and post to London. She stuck the sticker on my parcel and wanted 36 Euros. After a lot of arm waving and explanations from me she worked out what I wanted. Ripped off the sticker, grunted at me, mumbled in French under her breath - I can only imagine what she was saying - then handed me a new set of forms to complete. Very quickly filled out and handed back she extracted 16 Euros from me and I left in a big hurry. She said Au revoir and a few other words under her breath and I dashed for the door.
Back on the road we crossed back over the Rhine into Germany, gorgeous countryside, we passed through Badenweiler toward Neuenwed, which is where we got stopped. Road closed again. We have to go back. It seems there was a huge storm through here recently and a lot of minor roads are closed - unfortunately they are the ones we want to go on.
We turned back and went around Munstertal / Weiden/ Utzenfeld and on toward the Feldberg pass.
The scenery was beautiful, great twisty roads up and down the mountain.
The Feldberg pass was a big disappointment, not only was everything closed, the view was nothing much.
We decided to go on to Titisee for lunch which turned out to be afternoon tea as it was 3pm. Then we came back to our accommodation at Lake Windgrallweiher.
This hotel is lovely, very clean, local food of the region fantastic and the Lake is quite stunning. I went for a walk around the lake before settling down to a pre-dinner drink.
Our Hotel from across the lake.
and our view of the lake from our room which is stunning