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... with chips for lunch. On the cruise we saw some magnificent looking castles in the mountains surrounding the Rhine. Some of these castles included some medieval ruins as well as some that have been looked after. We then continued off to our hotel in Mannheim for some R and R. We finished the day with dinner at our hotel where we had a starter of Salad, a pork schnitzel with mushroom sauce and finished with a bowl of ice ...
Simon learnt a new trick today: he worked out he can cycle the tandem no handed! ( as long as I don't wobble it, the road isn't too bumpy and the road is fairly straight). This is terrifying but kept us entertained for about an hour whilst it was perfected without crashing. We saw another 'young couple' ( below 30) on a tandem today, simon as usual gave them a big wave and luckily didn't try out his new no hands trick. Other than these we've only seen one other couple on ...
... restaurant with cool beer and good food was very welcome. Although the large portions left us very full the ice cream parlour on the way home was too much for Simon to resist , with an amazing selection of flavours the " after eight" probabably being the weirdest as it really tasted like after eight mints. The hostel room was still like an oven when we got back so I wandered off to look at the Rhine where I found a tropical paradise right ...
... There were maybe 20 people there and everyone was polite, calm, pleasant. Well we made a reservation non the less. Since our train was leaving about 430, the weekenders would surely be out and the trains and platforms could easily turn into a zoo, right? Wrong again. Sure the train is busy but there are still empty seats. It seems to me North Americans would have been angry and full of righteous indignation at having their own very important plans inconvenienced but the ...
... But at least the sun was shining meaning we got some good colours!
Tips for photographing animals
1. High ISO - 800 or 1600
2. NO FLASH!
3. Quick shutter speed of around 1/500sec
4. Focus the camera exactly on the subject
5. Try and rest the camera on the fence or use a monopod
6. Check the white balance to make sure the colours are ok.
OR you could just try black and white, which probably would have been better! ...