Saturday, October 24, 2015

UNESCO Protected Rhine Gorge

 Sailed the afternoon on the Lower Rhine to Koblenz.
We all sat up on the Sun Deck, now renamed as "the freezing Deck". It was so cold in the wind but no-one wanted to miss out on the amazing scenery go past.
At 4pm we were served hot Mulled Wine, had a laugh as in the program it was written "mould wine".
 This section of the Rhine has many ruined castles on it's banks, beautiful.
 The slopes are adorned with vines, definitely need one leg shorter than the other to work on them.
 Pretty villages.
 Niederwald monument, depicting "Germania" ??
So many churches and castles, won't bore you with all of them.
 Beautiful colouring of the trees, the further we sail, the orangery they are.

Arriving into Koblenz to sunset.