This blog is dedicated to indoor bathroom objects which I discovered outdoors. As we were out locally with our mountain bikes I noticed this bathtub and then went back to the location a couple of times with my "good" camera to capture it.
Throughout rural Europe, bathtubs are often used as watering troughs. Unfortunately this one was empty everytime I rode by. I assume the cattle farmer depended on rain to fill it and it hadn't rained all summer.
What is bathtime without a rubber ducky?
Every spring the neighboring village has a "Wildwater Rubber Ducky Race" on a small creek. This is also pretty common throughout rural Germany.
The photos of the rubber ducks do not have a high quality because they were taken with my smartphone while we were out mountainbiking. We didn't know about the race and just got caught up in the middle of it one Sunday as we were riding our mountain bikes alongside the creek in the woods.
It is a fundraising event - each duck has a number and you place your bet on that number and the proceeds go to a local charity. Several thousand rubber duckies are released at once and then collected about a kilometer downstream.
I still remember the Sesame Street song from my childhood in USA: "Rubber Ducky you're the one, you make bathtime so much fun"