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FRIDAY 11th July 2014 24km
Last trip into Dusseldorf
Away on the bikes , parked the bikes in the city and wandered the streets Dusseldorf is such a lovely city
Also great street entertainment
The big fair across the river has opened so sat and watch the roller coasters etc
Back home stsrt the packing
Saturday 12th July ...
... river!!! Unfortunately we didnt realize our train split until the last minute when someone said somethig so we had to get out and run to the next car. made our ride just a little more exciting! We then finally got to Bacharach and wandered around for 30 minutes. Partially lost, and partially just enjoying its beauty! we then Checked in and went for a walk. but it started raining and we got poured on... So we called it a night and went to ...
... Thursday 3rd July 39km
Left camp ground getting warm 29 past more fruit shops more cherries etc then onto Lindt chocolate factory well just had to stop and shop. Into Koln amazing cathedral lots of kids (last week of school)) real interesting buildings along riverside old quays and warehouse have been converted into offices shops apartments. Then cycle track follows around the Ford motor works over a street called Henry Ford Strasse. Then on ...
... had fillet pork large meals
Then home to watch the Chilean Brazil game what a nail biting game then skyped Nicola
She texted david said we were on so then he skype long chat then checked our skyoe and a video of Scarlett fraser jocelyn Pyper saying happy birthday and that they had tried to get us so got them another long chat.
So really an amazing fun ...
... They are tiny half pints! After lunch, I venture inside the mammoth Gothic cathedral. So far, this church wins in terms of size, architecture wonder, and raw beauty. For this church to survive the WW2 bombing, it is a miracle. I have seen some of the pictures and all that is left in the city is the church. The gothic is impressive and is very well preserved. The inside is massive and It was gorgeous. The only problem was there was incense in the air and it overcame my senses so I had ...