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  1. Troubador

    A Harpia at the Bodensee, in Austria

    Gentlemen I didn't know Altbier was so controversial. Next time I have a Gatzweiler I will say a brief toast: Never in Koeln! On the other hand it might be safer to stick to my favourite Weissbier Hefe and avoid the controversy. Lee
  2. Troubador

    A Harpia at the Bodensee, in Austria

    If I had known this was an area that you visit I would for sure have contacted you before my trip to see if we could meet. If the opportunity for me crops up again you can be sure I will get in touch in advance. We stayed in the township of Hard at Hotel Angelika which was quite comfortable and...
  3. Troubador

    A Harpia at the Bodensee, in Austria

    Interesting! I never made it to Koeln but the promise of Koelsch is intriguing. Is it a kind of schnapps? Lee
  4. Troubador

    A Harpia at the Bodensee, in Austria

    Sorry to say it was almost 2 weeks ago now. By the way from the north shore near Friedrichshafen there was a pair of Goosander with a young male Red-breasted Merganser having a feeding frenzy on a shoal of small fish. I was told the Merganser is quite a rarity and one had also been seen near...
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    A Harpia at the Bodensee, in Austria

    Hi John The English do call it Lake Constance but I call it the Bodensee for two reasons. The first is that I have been doing business in Germany since my first job in 1972 and have got used to it being called Bodensee whereas I don't think I have ever heard an English person actually refer to...
  6. Troubador

    A Harpia at the Bodensee, in Austria

    Its 07:30 and it’s cold and dull but at least it’s dry and windless. There is blue sky in the distance but for now overhead it’s grey. My companion has set up a Harpia 95 and out on the simply massive Bodensee there are the black dots of water birds through my binos. The Bodensee or more...
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