Day 16: Amsterdam, Netherlands

This morning, we awoke, both thoroughly refreshed and tired from too much sleep. With our bedtime of 9:00 the night before and getting up around 8:00am, we got around 11 hours of glorious sleep, more than making up for the 4 we’d gotten the last night on the boat! For the next hour, we dawdled…

Day 14: Kinderdijk, Netherlands

Like yesterday, we were up at 7:00 am this morning.  Only today, we’re no longer in Germany. We’re in The Netherlands. First views of The Netherlands Since this would be our last full day on the ship, we decided that packing was in order, so after getting our morning showers, we started to plan for…

Day 13: Cologne

We slept in until 7:00 am today. Seems strange to say that, but I think that’s probably the latest we’ve slept throughout the trip! First thing to note: it is raining. We had breakfast around 8:00 and as we were finishing up, the boat was docking in the city of Cologne. By 9:15, we were…

Day 11: Wertheim am Main

Today was a pretty mellow. We started the day at around 6:30 am and headed down to breakfast at around 7:45. We sat down and ate with our friends from Florida, Deb and Foo. We arrived at our next stop, Wertheim am Main, at around 9:00.  The town was about a ten minute walk away,…

Day 10: Würzburg

We were up at 6:30.  Another early day!!  What kind of vacation is this that we don’t get to sleep in, like, ever?  Oh well, I’d rather wake up early to celebrate every day of freedom from work! This morning we went down to breakfast at 8:00.  We ate with Chris from Toledo. Today’s tour…

Day 9: Bamberg

Bamberg is a town in northern Bavaria, Germany, laid out over 7 hills where the Regnitz and Main rivers meet. Its old town preserves structures from the 11th to 19th centuries including the muraled Altes Rathaus, which occupies an island in the Regnitz reached by arched bridges. The Romanesque Bamberg Cathedral, begun in the 11th…

Day 8: Nuremburg

This morning we arose at 7:30 and were out to breakfast at 8:15.  We had breakfast with Margerie and John from Cambridge. Today was partially a cruising day, so we spent the morning hanging out in the lounge, where I spent some of the time writing and working on this blog. At 11:00, Rob, the…

Day 7: Regensburg

Up and at ’em at 7:00 am this moriing!  So hard to get up!! But we did and were down to breakfast by 8:15. The walking tour with Helmut, our Regensburg tour guide began at 9:30.  He showed us around his quaint little city; introduced us to the concept of the ‘Biergarten’ and walking us…