It was a pearly, gray day, and the walk there was nice and refreshing.
The monks run a shop full of local products, many of them made at the abbey.
my own homemade strawberry-rhubarb jam at home as well as 2) unfinished jars of quince and plum preserves from a local restaurant. So what did I do? Promptly bought a jar of apple-ginger jelly. Good thing I am not a drinker or I would have made off with a few bottles of monk-brewed apple brandy and what-not.
Never mind, we had excellent roast trout and potatoes,
we watched the monks imbibe,
and did some imbibing ourselves (along with some Feuerwurst and pretzels).
And the walk home in the twilight, along the river, was lovely.