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Because Easter Monday was a public holiday, Steffie and I drove to Neckarsteinach and parked the car at the finish line of the second stage of the Neckarsteig. We caught the train 4 minutes back to Neckargemünd to start the trail, but it would take several hours to make it back to the car! Having said that, if we had missed the train, it would have been an hour wait for the next one!
The passenger mix on this Rhine river cruise is slightly different to on the Rhone. There are 92 passengers and whereas most were Aussies, with a few English and Kiwis on the first cruise, a lot of those who joined us for this second cruise are English, just having a one week cruise. Quite a few I have spoken to are testing whether or not they like river cruising and all are very impressed with the ship and find it more luxurious than they had anticipated. ...
... Around the river bend, the Reißinsel is closed off from March to the end of June so that the local birds can breed. The Germans even have to organise their nature!
It sort of reminded me of the wildly expensive photograph by Andreas Gursky called Rhein II, which was photoshopped to hell to make it technically perfect, but in my opinion completely boring.
I've been in Mannheim for over a week now and I'm finally starting to get the hang of things. I finally know which bread I like, I've learned that J-walking isn't normal like it is in North-America, and I'm starting to know which busses and trams take me to where I need to be. I've finally started to settle in during the last ...
... seeing as we are looking to make a few new friends I thought I would organise something. I posted that we could catch up in Mannheim and if people wanted to come and get some photo tips then they would be welcome to join.
We got off the tram at Paradeplatz and met up with Christina, a German woman from Kassel and also Ombretta, an Italian woman who wanted to come along and take some photos. I made the suggestion that we could check out the Jesuit Kirche where Mozart played ...