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... We stayed clear of the left lane for the most part and did remark that three hot machines blew by us(on each others tail) as if we were standing still and we were doing 130 kmh. Some things never change!!!
As I write, we are enjoying a refreshment in our Hotel zum Muehle located on the Rhine River. A wonderful setting but not enough good light for pics when we arrived. Tomorrow after breakfast (our standard routine) will work much better. We have ...
... the world.
There was entertainment in the bar. A violinist and a pianist and a MC...not sure why they needed a MC, maybe no English?? They were very good, I wish Sue Ball was here to tell us - because I know they were not symphony caliber but very good musicians, and this job gives them a chance to do what they love. Make a living? Not sure about that...although there are many, many tourists.
Beautiful morning as we left Andernach and cruised towards Cologne. The river traffic is noticeably heavier and bigger, with many more River Ships (barges), but the scenery along the river is beautiful.
We spent the morning in the lounge, reading, talking, relaxing. Of interest on the river were the remains of the Remagen Bridge which was destroyed by the Allies in WWII. The movie, The Bridge ...
... The Romans were fairly sophisticated in their infrastructure, for example, in 1995 when installing a new sewerage system the contractors discovered the remnants of a bricked sewer tunnel with ran for at least 130 metres towards the river. However there is no record of this facility being used within the last 1000 years. A section of the bricked sewer has been reconstructed above ground. Our tour included an archeological dig in the Jewish quarter with remains dating back ...
... aboard afterward and gave us a wonderful concert tonight. They were a classical trio, one from Hungary, one from Germany, and one from Alabama! They were great and included songs like "Ode to Joy", "Can-Can", and Pittsburgher Henry Mancini's "Moon River". I thought about Jim, my brother-in-law, as the sax player was really good!
It's now almost 11 PM and we're setting sail again! We land in Koblenz in the morning, and the tour of the Marksburg Castle is on the ...