Published: August 12th 2012August 10th 2012
last look at the Mosel
We said Good Bye to the Kolchens Family after a very nice stay at their place in Kues. We fiiled a new adress into GPR and that took us for a while along the Mosel. When we saw we were leaving the river, we had a coffee and said Good Bye to a very nice area. We now went inland and were sent over small roads and through little villages where you only go 30 k.m. per hour. But there were amazing views. Really unforgettable. The distance to where we had to go was only 89 k.m but it took a few hours to get there. Going very slow through the many hairpins, not to get entangled with oncoming trucks, tractors and not to forget, idiots that just think the road belongs to them. Anyway, we arrived in one piece at a very nice place, called Garni Hotel in Ahrweiler. It is close to the old town walls with the old 1300 year old Gate right in front of our doorstep. It is so old and picture perfect, you nearly can hear the knights on their horses returning from the tax collecting for their Masters. The same day we walked through
the small streets filled with tables and chairs hoping you will sit in one of them and have coffee or a cold beer. We had a nice meal in a small sort of pub. Next day we walked to Bad Neuenahr, over three kilometres away and back. It is more modern than where we stay, but they all look alike, apart this place has a Casino. Of course we went in to have a look. Very small and what do you know, the same machines as in Adelaide. We have a small terrace in front of our room and that is where we landed. A nice glass of wine and a piece of Dutch cheese, it could not be better. They have a nice breakfast here, but you have tbe patient to get to it. Everytime you think the coast is clear to obtain some food somebody else is there that can not make up their mind, what they really want. You wait patiently till they decide and that can take a while. Remagen is not far away and worth while a visit. The famous bridge is there from the last world war. It was the last bridge for the
Lock in the Mosel
Americans to cross the Rhine, not getting wet feet. We went by train, not expensive for you get you ticket via a machine which is very complicated. We travelled for half the price we found out. Parking here is more expensive, that is if you can find it. So here we were back at the Rhine and it was beautiful. The sun was shining, lots of traffic on the river and a long walk to the famous bridge. Lots of chairs were stalled out filled with people drinking coffee and eating big pieces of cake. We only had coffee. The bridge was interesting and pictures and video were made. We will be here one more day and after this, we tell you next time. Bye for now Liz & Allan.
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