We had a public holiday on May 5 and the sun was out, so Leo and I took a short wander in Wohlen before joining The Usual Suspects at Liliane and Rene’s apartment for an early dinner.
Magnificent day, one of the few sunny days we’ve had in May (why so much rain?! My garden! Ugh!) and it was nice to put the walking shoes on again. Our wanderwegs have been missed!
We went down to the Wohlensee (Lake of Wohlen, which is actually just a wide part of the Aare River), across the Wohleibrücke (Bridge of Wohlei) to the very small village of Wohlei, and then home again via the scenic route.
I didn’t take my phone and ended up hogging Leo’s lovely SLR, hence these pics are much crisper than my normal efforts. The sunshine helped too.
This is called a featherbush in German
Follow the yellow Wanderweg signs
Wohlen bei Bern church
Loving all the apple blossoms
Leo and looking back up the hill to the church
Looking down the hill to the lake and the glorious yellow of the rape seed field
Nice to see the Alps
Road turns to gravel
Nice swing in someone’s garden
The road across the Wohleibrücke. One lane!
People enjoying the facilities and sunshine
The Aare river
Love the old canoes!
… and the colour of the water
Wohlen behind me, taken on the bridge
These canoeists had their dog in the middle
Cutting grass in Wohlei
Hard at work on a holiday
Lovely sunny spot for a hammock
Wohlei has about 10 houses I think, all traditional
No cars allowed through, unless you live there or are delivering something
A very old Stöckli, no longer lived in
Old, old, old
Nice spot on the lake
Someone loves this garden
Oh to have a vege patch this big! Full-time job almost
Plenty of good manure to help everything grow
The other end of Wohlei, the village marker fountain has a new job these days
Lots of horses live here
You can see the church of Wohlen on the hill
Heading back out of Wohlei, going back the way we came
Lots of work was being done in that field
Rape seed stripe
Girl and boy playing in the cut gras, while dad takes a nap
Back on “our” side of the bridge, lovely waterfront stroll
This picture just screams summer to me
This is an apple farm too
Apple trees – shame they’re under the electrical towers
Big effort on rollerblades up this little hill
The lovely house and magnolia tree
Clear as a bell
I wonder which way to the lake
Back into Wohlen proper
Splash of pink
Simple and elegant
Sunset from the balcony at Liliane and Rene’s
Those electrical towers know how to get in the way of a good shot
Wishing you a wonderful day.