8/12 – Now, here’s something you don’t see every day! Our trek this morning took us through a wood carver’s yard, displaying a variety of his/her wares.
It’s still chilly today, and the skies are cloudy, but no rain is expected. A good day for a hike!
Then, it was up and over the mountain!
As we descended toward Gengenbach, we saw signs for another Jakobskappele.
This chapel was open, bright and simple inside.
We found that all the stores and most of the cafes close promptly at 6pm, which we thought unusual for a tourist town. The streets are very quiet in the evening. We ate at our hotel – schnitzel and egg noodles, covered in brown gravy. We watched as the folks at the next table dug into huge rectangular things that looked like pizza without tomato sauce. These are flammkuchen, evidently the speciality here. The waitress noticed us looking, and brought us each a piece to try – thin cooked dough, spread with a soft white cheese, onions and pork sausage. Tasty!