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... of fruit. Coffee and cake in a little village halfway meant we had to pedal extra hard going back. That night , our last on the ship, it was announced we could not sail the 60 k's to Basel as the Rhine river in Switzerland was too high after all the rain they'd had. Our friend Marianne, whom we saw in Basel the next day, told us it had rained pretty constantly over the last six weeks. We would have to get up early and be bussed to ...
Left Cergy for Strasbourg. Stopped at Compeigne to see the train lines where the Armistace was signed. Arrived in Strasbourg late afternoon. Our room overlooked the canal. We went for a walk around the town and to the cathedral. We stopped for a few wines in cathedral square before heading to a traditional Alsace restaurant. The starters were escargot and braun (cold pork bits pressed into cubes). For main I had stuffed piglet with potatoes and horse ...
... To continue operations year after year in such a vulnerable location in the way they appeared to be doing seemed the height of optimism and tenacity. Or ?
It was a more interesting cycle now, right beside the Rhine, watching some huge commercial barges battling their way upstream against the current. We were heading downstream towards where the Rhine empties into the North Sea. The path was at times right at the ...
... wetlands, just on the edge of Strasbourg. It was a beautiful cycle through the sun-dappled paths, the wetlands almost looking like the Everglades. After traversing it we came to a bridge into the small town of La Wantzenau and all signage disappeared. Hmmm... After an interesting pedal through the neat-as-a-pin town to the rail station with no route signs, we came upon a boulangerie and as it was time for elevensies, ...
... aware of this requirement. In spite of his pleading with the railway employee in that car, he was ordered to disembark with his bike. We felt sorry for him but there was nothing we could do. There isn't a lot of room on these trains allotted for bikes, hence the reservation requirement.
The husband of a very nice Swiss couple in the same car helped us manhandle our fully loaded bikes onto the train. They were completing ...
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