Did I tell you about travel inertia before?

This is going to be another “multi-entry” as there is no point in having you skipping pages every minute, you’ll all get RSI!

The 28th of May came around with me in my fourth hotel in as many days and I needed a chill out which I apparently had as my images indicate that I didn’t do a whole lot despite the weather being very summery.

I awoke in my very pleasant hotel room, showered etc. and made my way downstairs for a smoke as it is a completely non-smoking establishment although that was no major hardship as the enclosed garden area to the rear was not only a proper suntrap but also extremely pretty and immaculately kept. The water feature is particularly worthy of note and I hope the image does it justice.

My poor attempt at being arty with the water feature which didn’t feature any water just then.

More in hope than expectation I went to reception to speak to the young lady there and enquire what time the rather fine bar opened at. No problem, as a resident I could drink all day every day which is a bit of a red rag to a bull for Fergy.

I stared at that aquarium for hours.


With my pint of breakfast duly secured it was time for a sit in the delightful lounge and admire the excellent aquarium before settling down to a day’s internet, primarily TravBuddy which I was still contributing to at that time before it closed. With all the time I spent on it I could understand how I always managed to be so far behind.


I had decided that I could not just sit in the hotel all day, comfortable as it was, and so I took myself for a bit of a wander just to stretch my legs and take the air. Because of all the tearing about the countryside we had been doing I had had little opportunity to explore Kempten itself and I found it to be a most agreeable location.

A few more beers on the way and I retired for a relatively early night.

29th May.

The 29th of May was to follow very closely the pattern of the previous day and, judging by my images I did not even manage to leave the hotel but I did make the acqauintance of the three charming and extremely soppy house dogs that you can see in the image here.


A bit of a slow news day as they say and so I shall pass quickly on.

30th May.

The 30th May was very much in the mould of the previous couple of days and I was in serious danger of getting into a complete rut of sitting drinking beer in the hotel and doing a bit on the internet. Still, it was pleasant enough and I really did not feel like going home. For a shutterbug like me I only managed two images the entire day which is very out of character.

That was nothing compared to the next day when I didn’t manage any at all. Things really were getting a touch out of control.

This sorry state of affairs (or happy depending on your mindset) continued for a number of days, until the seventh of June. I remember one afternoon meeting a group of Irish lads in the garden which resulted in a relatively short but somewhat intense beer drinking session which was great fun. I know I was going out but I was just pub crawling and I don’t seem to have got round to much in the way of photography but I did manage a couple of skyscapes which I do seem to have an inordinate fondness for and even some contrails which I also seem to be oddly attracted to..

The hotel continued to be a source of joy where I seemed to end up going to reception every other morning and asking if I could stay another couple of days.  They never blinked an eye and I really cannot find a bad word to say about the Peterhof Hotel, it is absolutely brilliant.  Forget any preconceptions you may have about Germans being slightly cold and robotic as the staff here are an absolute joy.  The hotel is delightful and very comfy and nothing was too much trouble.  Even with me extending my stay every couple of days I never even had to change room once.  Brilliant place and here are a couple more images of it.

Stay tuned and spread the word as I know I got round to doing various things later on and I shall jump to them in the next entry.

Author: Fergy.

Hello there and welcome to my blog which is the last attempt of a retiree and child of the 50's to overcome advanced technophobia and create a memoir of my rambles having had three commercial travel blog sites pulled from under me in just over a year. A learning curve like Everest! I am rapidly approaching a senior citizen bus pass and realistically I have more days independent travelling behind me than before so I intend to "do it while I still can" and am trying to cram in as much as I can now. Apart from travelling, I love playing music (guitar, vocals and a bit of percussion) as the profile pic suggests and sport, although my active participation is now restricted to the very occasional game of pool. I read voraciously, probably a legacy from my dear late Mother who was a librarian and encouraged me towards books from an early age. I'll read just about anything although I do have a particular interest in military history of all periods. I live alone in fairly central London where I have been for over 30 years since leaving Northern Ireland which was the place of my birth, youth and early manhood. Partially by necessity although more by love of the art I adore cooking and I can and do read recipe books and watch food programmes on TV / online all day. Nothing fancy and none of your nouvelle cuisine nonsense, just hopefully tasty, proper food. To my knowledge, I have not poisoned anyone yet! No doubt other little personal facts about me will emerge during the course of my writings here so stay tuned if you are at all interested.

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