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Published: June 30th 2017
Very short drive required today as moving less than 30 miles to Larochette, a village north of the city in the Mullerthal region, referred to as Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland.
Didn’t want to take the motorway for such a short trip and neither did we fancy driving through the city (which appears to have a bit of a traffic problem) so we went East, through Syren then followed the Tomtom which took us just, but only just, round the edge of the city and onto the road to Larochette. I chose the campsite, Camping Berkelt, on the basis of its swimming pool which is covered when cold, uncovered when warm. As it is now about 15 degrees colder than this time last week a covered pool seemed like a good option. Also there are several castles in easy scooter reach.
We are therefore officially now on Plan B and have decided to stay only 2 more nights in Luxembourg and head back to France after that for the last 2 nights. It’s quite a long drive from here and this will give us time once back in France to restock Bob’s ‘wine cellar’. We do this
as late as possible as it does make Tandy heavier !
Our campsite is excellent. Only Acsi rate for first night as discounts don’t apply from 1st
July (we will ignore the fact that the ACSI book says the rate is until 1st
July as it’s only an extra €4). The pool is enormous and plenty of room for me to do my lengths as well as lots and lots of children in the other areas splashing, diving and generally having fun. The roof remained firmly on the pool thank goodness. Not a day for sunbathing.
As we arrived so early, well before lunch, plenty of time for Kisbee to come out of the garage and we scootered down the steep hill to town. Stopped for a coffee while a cloud passed over and dropped more wet stuff then back up the hill to visit the chateau. Guide book said it was a ruined castle but it was really a rather interesting ruin, very well and sympathetically set up for visitors so we could wander at will round the many rooms and levels.
A photography exhibition was in the process of being set
up so we admired what was there as well.
Back on Kisbee we managed to take a wrong turn and only just got back to the campsite in time to miss another heavy downpour.
This weather is very odd and unpredictable. When the sun is out It’s hot and the sky bright blue but in the blink of an eye a heavy black cloud appears with an icy chill below it which it proceeds to drop on us before vanishing as fast as it came.
Tomorrow we will hopefully visit Beaufort where there are two castles. I say hopefully as forecast is for more rain than today and 3 degrees colder. May need to wear an extra layer.
We’re still trying to make our minds up about Luxembourg. We are finding the buildings rather stark and plain. The modern buildings we have seen are built from breeze block then cement rendered but then left quite featureless. It may well be because we have visited so many areas this trip with exceptionally attractive and decorated buildings that we are finding the Luxembourg style rather plain in comparison.
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