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... us to enter the canoe with him and begin the adventure.Jordan, Kaylin, and I stepped into his canoe and grabbed on to the paddles he had. They were incredible heavy; we could barely lift them. The old man made it look so easy, I was surprised that he was able to lift them with such ease. We struggled to even paddle our way as the old man sat back and watched to see how we would do. We felt a bit intimidated by him seeing as he has been doing this for so long and we ...
... had a small car on the back, they seemed to be carrying anything from coal to oil, the flow of the river was quite fast and the large boats hardly seemed to be moving in comparison to the boats traveling down stream.
In the afternoon I spent time walking around the Altstadt meaning old town in German language, it was an area with lots shops and cafes an historic buildings including the Rathouse or Town Hall, this was a very impressive building, I didn't venture ...
... I needed during my stay, the room was perfect for me and for a couple of hours I made good use of the bed, traveling made me sleepy (it's my age you know)
I was very pleased with how my day had gone, for my first trip out of UK alone it went well, I learned a few things that will help on my next trips such as how to navigate airports and maybe to learn a little more basic words of German, most people I ...
... for Alan and Jackie. We had a lovely evening and basically they advised us not to go to Berlin. They have a powerful twin engine Broom which is GRP and so can go much faster than us and they found it hard against the flow. When we saw the Rhine the other day we did not like what we saw as we would have to be flat out and not have any power in reserve to get away from the big barges, and there were plenty! It was like a 3 lane motorway in each direction! Food for ...
... happy to blame on the Flugel.
Some other things learned today:
- I have a really hard time pronouncing Dutch.
- The happy birthday song in Dutch is:
"Lang zal die leven,
Lang zal die leven,
Lang zal die leven in de gloria
In de gloria, in de gloria.
Hieperdepiep hoera! (x3)"
- The word "hieperdepiep" is the most fun thing to say ever, and I would love to name a dog that just so I can say it over and over xD