Friday, 13 May 2016

On the River: Day 4 Rhine Gorge

 River Cruise

Day 4 Rhine Gorge, Germany

With Sally, a teacher from Wairarapa, NZ
One of the benefits of travelling in this way are the many extras included. On Day 4 we travelled through the Rhine Gorge and our camp mum (Cruise Director) brought us a live commentary over the speaker system as we glided by romantic castle after castle. So from the comfort of our deck chairs, with supplementary notes and cameras in hand, we were able to absorb the history and significance of what we were seeing. What a privilege.

This was a photographer’s delight and certainly an ABC (Another Blimmin Castle) segment of the journey. I have embedded the map I made of the locations below and will save most of the photos for the pinpoints on it. One of my favourite places had to be the Mauseturm (Mouse Tower) with it’s fairytale story which can be read here.

The significance of this water way and the way the rulers in these castles use their location to demand taxes and tolls from people who needed to use it became apparent as we travelled through the gorge.

And like everywhere we went in Europe, the Romans seemed to have been there first!

Notes were supplied daily by Isabel, the Cruise Director, to keep us informed and on time. Click on the links below to open and read.

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