We got up super early, and headed into town, wearing our lovely new Welsh Rugby shirts (Diolch yn fawr mam a dad!) to support the Welsh Rugby team in the Semi Finals vs. France. Our destination was our local Irish Pub, O’Kelly’s – which is a proper Irish Pub, here in Freiburg. As we walked in, the Â pub seemed to be full of French supporters, so we had a quick look around, saw some Welsh supporters sitting in the corner, and decided to join them. As it was (almost) the crack of dawn, there was no beers or the like for us, as we sipped some nice coffee and tea to watch the game.
Unfortunately, due to someÂ mishapsÂ in the Welsh team, with the lack of kicking the ball over the bar in the penalties, we didn’t get through to the Finals of the World Cup. But we both agreed that Wales was the best team, as we managed to ‘run the ball over the line’ more time than the ‘French sissies’. I had fun watching it with Gina – I hope we’ll get to watch some more matches in the future!
After a busy day in the shops of Freiburg, we decided to go for a wee drive with Claude to theÂ Schauinsland area, to try and catch the sunset, which was a great idea, as the sun went down with a brilliant red colour.
We didn’t make it all the way to the top of Schauinsland, as we would have missed the setting sun, but the niceÂ lay-by was good enough for us, as the view was beautiful on this Autumn day.
From here, we continued along the road to theÂ other side of the ridge, where we could see down into theÂ neighboringÂ valley, where Gina took this lovely panorama of the Black Forest.
It’s nice starting to feel the Autumn air here in the Black Forest, as the evenings are getting much colder and fresher, the sun starting to sink lower in the sky, and I cannot wait to see theÂ foliageÂ turn into theÂ fiery Autumn colours, as all we can see here is trees, I predict it’s going to be mighty fine!