The sky cleared and we had a glorious afternoon cruising through the famous Rhine Gorge. Sitting on the sun deck of our river cruiser, we watched the castles pass by and listened to the tales and legends of the region recounted by our cruise manager.
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Martha Mollison is a video producer, writer and ESL teacher based in Sydney, Australia, and Portland, Oregon. She and husband Phil Cooper are in that sweet point in their lives when they can be travelling. Please join in the adventures!... full info
Wine countryAs we enter the Rhine Gorge, the low but steep hills are covered with vineyards. We're puzzled that nearly everywhere the rows run up and down the slopes. What about erosion??
Super highwayWe're amazed at the amount of freight moving up and down the river. We see a heavily loaded boat passing almost every minute, it seems. We were told these figures: Trucks -- 29 cents per tonne; Rail -- 9 cents per tonne; water transport -- 4 cents per tonne.