After the cruise, Jan, our friend from Beuningen, kindly collected us from Nijmegen train station and we enjoyed lunch at home with Netty and Maaijke too.
Come and join us on the MS Allegro! Cruising with our lovely friends from Erp (The Netherlands) for 7 days has been relaxing and lots of fun.
Departing from Rotterdam on a sunny afternoon we begin our journey along canals with may locks, passing numerous cargo ships and industry on the banks, and visiting six towns along the way.
Entering the Netherlands the landscape changes noticeably with many varied livestock enjoying the green pastures. . . . . It’s as “pretty as a picture”. !!!!! Cows wandering around the windmills and the pigs definitely look happy and contently muddy!!
What’s this falling from the skies???..? Rain!!! We’re out of here!! . . . . . The beauty of having a motorhome we can “up & go” at the drop of a hat! The weather is looking great a few 100km north, Bruce agrees so we follow the sun!! Still in the bottom 1/3 of Germany (Bavaria) we explore more interesting places and artwork!
Leaving Bavaria, we have a date with Team Black Forest, Martin and Edith, our riding mates from Tour de Donau, at their home town of Baden-Baden (in the Black Forest). Quote from Lonely Planet travel guide: “So nice that you have to name it twice!!”
Rugged up today as temperature has plummeted to 20 degrees !! . . . . 3/4 pants and even a vest for Bev as we explore Nördlingen. (Wikipedia) This old town is also totally encircled by a well preserved medieval wall and towers, however it boasts to be the only town that you can walk the entire walls – 2.7kms !! . . . so the challenge is on to check this fact out.
Onward bound we travel along Germany’s most popular holiday route – The Romantic Road – Romantische Straße which draws over two million visitors each year!! (wikipedia) . . It is near impossible to choose between photos for our blog now!! UGH!! . . . . it’s always a good idea to start our exploring with a Kaffee and delicious German Kuchen!
Aussie Bruce orders a reluctant Bev out of the swimming pool and guides us on a journey through a beautiful Bavaria.
Struck it lucky again with a peaceful, shady campingplatz, 10kms from Passau! . . . . plus the added bonus of . . . . a BIG ZUM BAD especially for Bev!! No crowds here, so Bev starts her training for the Synchronised Swimming Olympic (over 60 ish) Team 2020!!!? Swimming therapy is just what we need after our cycling adventure!
Thanks for all your messages of congratulations!!