Friday 27th September 2013
We spend the day, cycling along the Rhine to Guisenheim and beyond.
Visiting the market, to buy fresh vegetables.
Lunchtime is spent drinking white wine in a pavement bar.
All very enjoyable.
Saturday 28th September 2013
Initially, she is concerned, because we are heading toward Koblenz, a significant distance down river, but, after just a few kilometres, we are directed to a ferry across the Rhine to Bingen.
The Rhine is an incredibly busy river, with barges and large river cruise boats passing up and down the river every few minutes.
So, crossing the river in a ferry, is, we find, the equivalent of attempting to cross the M1 on foot.
The ferry has to pause and turn head on to the current, whilst barges pass on either side of us, several times during the crossing.
We are heading for a Stelplatz which we got from a book I picked up at a tourist display, we arrive atMinheim, (N49 51’ 54” E6 56’ 28”).
Never mind, we know of another Stelplatze.
Longuich, Felten Weine and Edelbrande (N49 48’ 7” E6 46’ 49”) A return visit, so, a stroll to refresh Kathleen’s memory of where the church is, and check out mass times.
We pause in a Bier Garten for a glass of wine, then, back to the van to snooze in the autumn sun.
The banks of the Moselle are covered in vineyards, and, most of the stellplatz are set in the vineyards.
This one, at Longuich, is no exception, we are surrounded by the raw materials of our lunch time tipple!
Sunday 29th September 2013