Hotel Garni Maass
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... along the boardwalk and scouted two potential dining spots. I will not bore you with more food pics; suffice it to say the meal was good - not exceptional. The setting was great along the Rhine in an old family run Gasthof Adler.
Tomorrow will be an easy drive back to Dan and Andrea's place - something under three hours.
Hope everyone is having a good Remembrance Day remembering what it was all about those many years ago!!
Of course today is the biggest picture day...the Middle Rhine where all the castles are one after another. We awoke to fog so we were a little worried but the captain slowed the ship and the fog lifted and it was a perfect day. Still a little chilly up on the sun deck but beautiful. We had the cruise director giving us little tidbits about each castle and the area around them. Many of the castles are privately owned but must get approval for additions ...
... of years. The wine sampling was fun and of course, the purchase of some product was a must!!!
Back on board for a special dinner tonight and early tomorrow morning we push off for Cologne - our next and last stop in Germany. We are unfortunately starting to count down before reality sets in and we get back to a more realistic life style following our grand river cruising experience.
Enjoy the pics!!
... we cruise the Rhine checking out towns and castles along the way. It's raining pretty hard as we cruise and visibility is not the best, especially up to the mountain tops. Most of our river cruising is done at night and we've yet been able to watch the boat go through a lock although we have seen it during the night. The landscape here is much flatter so they'll be no more locks to see.
It's not important that we rise early so we decide a sleep in is in order. ...
... decided I'd rather let my mind drift through the trees instead.
Quite an impressive looking castle on a small pinnacle of rock. Over the centuries the owners added and rebuilt as the whim took them. Later, improvements to the external walls were to add to their defensive capabilities and ability to monitor/control river traffic. During the Napoleonic era, it ...