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End of the season: Schweich, Sankt Goar

Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Sadly our boating season this year is coming to an end. We have arrived at our chosen winter harbour 10km north-east of Trier at a town called Schweich....

Last not least: Bernkastel-Kues and Neumagen

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Bernkastel-Kues has to be one of the most charming places along the Mosel, that is : minus the many tourists who arrive with the cruise ships. We tried...

Moselling along: Senheim, Beilstein, Zell, Traben-Trarbach

Saturday, 6 August 2022

We are taking our time moving slowly along the beautiful Mosel Valley. It allows us to take in different places and experiences than last time.

"Mittelrhein" to Mosel, Lorelei, Koblenz, Winningen & Cochem

Sunday, 31 July 2022

On another beautiful sommers day we left Rüdesheim and headed towards the “Mittelrhein”. Here the rhine valley becomes winding and narrow and a traffic...

The "Oberrhein", from Strasbourg to Rüdesheim

Monday, 25 July 2022

A one hour wait in front of the North Lock of Strasbourg and off we went down the Rhine, joined by the “Bona Verba” with Robert and Brenda. To our amazement...

Canal de la Marne au Rhin: off to Strasbourg

Monday, 18 July 2022

The locks along the next stretch of the Canal de la Marne au Rhin are all under 3m and easy to manage. They are activated in several chains by rope pull...

Canal de la Marne au Rhin: Niderviller, Sarrebourg, Lutzelbourg, Saverne

Friday, 15 July 2022

As we moved east into Alsace everything seemed to be still a bit German. From the fir trees bordering the canal at Niderviller, to the restaurant next...

The French Canal de la Sarre

Saturday, 9 July 2022

And before we knew it, we were back in France! At Sarreguemines the confluence of the Blies and Saar constitutes the blurry border between the two countries,...

The German Saar: Saarburg, Saarlouis, Saarbrücken

Monday, 4 July 2022

We are now on the so-called “Sauerkraut Route” although we haven’t eaten any sauerkraut yet as the weather is too hot for this traditional dish of the...

Thionville, Wasserbillig and Luxembourg

Saturday, 2 July 2022

Well, we didn’t get checked by the water police in Thionville, or beyond. Maybe the Lodi is looking more dignified and less “pirate" than the Freshwater.