Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mikulov - Day One

Mikulov is in the wine region of Czech. We went there for the hiking, not the wine. After arriving at noon and finding a great apartment, we walked 12 kms north to Dolni Vestonice and rode the bus back to Mikulov. The next day we rode the bus to Valtice, walked 12 kms to Lednice, then took the bus back to Mikulov via Pavlov.

Each night after dinner we took an evening stroll. Mikulov is a very scenic town, and being on a small hill, it has scenic views over the surrounding plains.

View from the train window somewhere between Olomouc and Breclav. I think these are turnips, but if we were in China they would be rape flowers.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Mikulov Town Square and plague column.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

First walk: North to Dolni Vestonice.

View to Mikulov Castle.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

The Jewish Cemetery.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Our first view of the plains to the EAST.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Vineyards with "striped" plowing. This was a common pattern. Why stripes?
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Part of the trail was alongside a road.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Wind, wheat, and castle.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

View back to Mikulov on its small hills. Notice the striped fields.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

View to the EAST.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Walking NORTH.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Plenty of trails to choose from. We are headed to Dívčí Hrad ie Dívčí Castle.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Looking south to Mikulov.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Looking North.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Wild Iris.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Through the woods.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

And in the middle of the woods there is a soccer field. Hmmm.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Trail runner. This guy passed us about an hour before and now is returning. Wow.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Paragliding runway.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

And our first glimpse of our destination, Dolni Vestonice. The bus stop is next to the church.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

And this is the town of Pavlov to the Northeast.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Views from Divci Castle, and we still have 2.5 kms to the bus stop in Dolni Vestonice.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

And with Pavlov below.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Young/new Vineyards just outside DV.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

And a view of the Mikulov Castle as we walk home from the bus stop.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Evening walk around the castle.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

Not much of a sunset.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech

The roof of the newly restored Synagogue.
Mikulov, South Moravia, Czech


3 comments:

Crash Eddy said...

Holy bat guano, Robin!

I can't begin to keep up with you two Meckley Earthers. I suffered an ankle injury while we visited CA and spend a bit of each day recovering. This has interfered with my surfing but ... how did I get this far behind two folks walking 12 KM/day and posting photos each evening? You are amazing!

The content has changed quite a bit from Italy to the CR, not so many cathedrals and more scenery. Were CR cathedrals blitzed in WW II?

Any way, keep them coming. I will rewind and try to catch up with you.

Anonymous said...

The town looks so quaint! What a nice surprise wild iris! Mine are boing at home :)

Sun-Ling said...

John is the amazing one. He works on the blog most assiduously every evening, keeping me up some nights:(