This blog is a continuation of my previous one where I talked about discovering places and buildings besides the well-known Cathedral.
While the passengers were asleep the boat quietly sailed away from Koblenz at 02:00 and arrived in Cologne (Koln in German) 6 hours later.
Our next stop was the city of Koblenz, a city modern in some ways but steeped in history.
After a wonderful morning in Speyer and a coach trip to Worms we cruised to Rudesheim, arriving at 17:00.
We continued sailing down the Rhine and, while most were still asleep, we arrived in the town of Speyer at 06:00.
We arrived in Kehl just before 08:00 on the Saturday morning to find the coaches waiting to transport us across the Rhine to the city of Strasbourg.
We arrived at Breisach am Rhein, the full name of the town, at 07:00. Our inclusive excursion today, which departed at 08:30, was not a walking one, but we were taken into the Black Forest to visit a glasswork factory and a Cuckoo Clock making factory.
We began the day with a leisurely breakfast and checked out at 10:30. We were really pleased that we had made the effort, two days ago, to confirm how to travel to St Johann Dock 1 where the boat was to be docked for the day. There was no rush…
After such a special and busy day yesterday, we did very little today. After breakfast we decided to walk to find the dock from which our boat would be leaving in 2 days’ time.
Many years ago, when I was aged about 7, I read the delightful story of Heidi, written by Johanna Spyri. It is the story of a young girl, orphaned at birth, whose aunt has cared for gets a job and takes Heidi to live with her grandfather in the Swiss…