Published: June 25th 2008June 10th 2008
Monday 9th June
A fair journey on the bus, arrived Koblenz in a beautiful 30/32 degrees which was much appreciated. Tents quickly up on a pitch with a beautiful view onto the river, the castle and the famous statue. Realised hadn’t quite put the tents up right, so a quick change of poles to the OUTSIDE of the tents! Took some time to get hold of the ‘rules’ for the site. Headed into Koblenz after dinner & meeting for a look around & some photo opps, finishing up at the statue. Long walk back round! Tuesday 10th June
Boat cruise down the river Rhine. Notes were confusing and thought it was half-hour -soon found out it was 2 hours, and Gisella was meeting a friend. No-one really wanted to cruise for 2 hours, so we got off after 1 hour at Rhens and got the coach to meet us and drove to Boppard in time to go up the chair-lift… spectacular views, including of our cruiser coming round the corner. Others chilled out with a coffee. Headed into Rhens where there was a Lidl and a discount clothes stores where could get a couple of jumpers/flip-flops/shorts as needed. Drove on
up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress - more great views and a chance to relax under the trees as not so much to see. Back to campsite for dinner/meeting. After, tried the Uno quiz, although a number disappeared off to the internet - but those who played were very inventive with the rules and had a good game.
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