We have a motorbike. We live on Continental Europe. It is Summer. We have access to Autobahns. All of this must reach only one conclusion. We leather up, straddle the beast, and head East! Before we leave the Netherlands though, I’d like to draw your attention to not only how flat the Netherlands is, but how there is enough water that they don’t bother with fencing in the fields. They just dig more canals.
This is our “where the hell are we?” photo. The Utrecht ring road confounds Himself. Would you like to know more?
After a quick change of hotel (also highly recommended – the Bishops House) we made the great trek up the hill to the Castle.
All the streets in Prague look like this.
Unless they look like this …
… or this …
… or this!
And at the top, the Castle was just bustling!
As we made our way through the front gates, and on to the grounds, we realised we’d missed being able to see the changing of the guards (every hour on the hour) by _that much!_ *holds finger and thumb together* So we watched it from inside the gates.
Suddenly, before we knew it, we were in the inner sanctum, and there, rising up in front of us was St Vitus Cathedral!
It is remarkably difficult to adequately express the grandeur of this epic gothic cathedral in photographs.
But I tried anyway.
After absorbing as much of it as we could, we headed back down the hill, vowing to return again before we left.
Tromping our little troop down the hill, we did manage to come across this twisted little stairway,
… which promised two things. First was the promise of coffee. Second … Well, second was that within the complex which had coffee, was also housed the Alchemy Museum!
I think Reginald and Rupert may have gotten in over their heads!
Our adventure will continue tomorrow!