Novotel Dusseldorf City West
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... at 8:39.
This train to Koln is an ICE train - Inter City Express - it moves along like greased lightening. Screens on the train clock the speed. I know we hit 296km at one point. These trains are smooth, quiet, comfortable and, most of all, faassstttt.
Koln at 10:17am. Walk out of the hauptbahnhof in Koln and whammo!!!!! There is the huge gothic cathedral looming gigantic. Not much to say except there is one reference in the crypts in the basement ...
... are at the end if there life cycle and the tips are looking really tired but the tubers are maturing nicely. We took a quick look around the grading facility, all the potatoes are graded and delivered. They have a number of facilities around the area to handle the volume, have about 8000 ha x 50 = 400,000 MT of potatoes to deal with. We then went with Andre to lunch ...
... sitting. After breakfast I still had an hour to burn so decided to walk around the city and further acquaint myself with a city I would only spend another day in. As I was walking it felt like every step I took stole another minute from me, I didn’t have enough time to appreciate the Rhein walkways let along the whole city. It felt like I’d been caught in a trance where unlike most dreams time was a factor and it was being taken at ...
... descents down the Rhein. In total we paddled, I say paddled but a lot of the time we just went with the current, a total of eight kilometres in forty five minutes. Once on dry land I threw off the wet overalls and collected the stuff which was kept dry and safe during my trip down the Rhein, and bus ride back up.
At this point I was feeling slightly ...
... maps there is no trail makers SO don't ever think of biking in Germany it's a no go
found track non rhine river and headed for home with pick your own strawberries on the way
checked out band festival ( Mayor there again )
was going to pitch tent on lawn and pretend we on way to Amsterdam bikes stil packed. Think we might try and catch tram to Duisburg tomorrow and continue from there
don't hold out much hope ...
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