Category Travel

Black Forest Ramble – IX

Today’s post is a pictorial follow-up to Sunday’s examination of St. Ulrich’s Church, located in St. Ulrich (where else) in the Black Forest. Advertisements

Black Forest Ramble – VIII

When we entered the Lebensweg above the Black Forest village of  St. Ulrich, we did so from behind the church from which the village takes its name. It was founded by St. Ulrich himself almost a thousand years ago, and the monastery he started is still attached to the church where he is buried. I […]

World Cup 2018/World Cup 2026

The biggest event in sports outside the Olympics starts today, and unless you are Mexican, nobody in North America cares. Well, that might be an overstatement given that yesterday the 2016 event was awarded to North America, but Canada and the US aren’t playing this year. For Canadians that is nothing new. In our only […]

The June Pole

The tree in Sulzburg’s market square has been the subject of several previous posts here, and I really thought I was done with it as May came to an end. Back in December it was a Christmas tree; quite nice to look when we would return home after dark. At some point early in the […]

Black Forest Ramble – VII

My wife mentioned that the walk we were taking last Saturday above the village of St. Ulrich had a spiritual component, that it was kind of a mini-pilgrimage. I thought it might be like walking the stations of the cross, as many Roman Catholics do on Good Friday. I suppose that isn’t surprising – the […]

Black Forest Ramble – VI

When I was a child we visited Ontario, where I was warned it was illegal to pick trilliums, the provincial flower, if you came across any growing wild. Turns out that wasn’t true – the flower does not have protected status. The Black Forest seems to be one big nature park, and I have yet […]

Black Forest Ramble – V

I know there is wildlife in the Black forest – but I never seem to see any. That may be because there are always people on the trails. When walking in Ottawa’s urban forest it is not unusual to see many different animals. Small ones like squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits and raccoons are common. There are […]