Cochem ~ August 2nd (Celebrating Tim’s Birthday!!!!)
During the night, we left the Rhine River, took a left turn and have started cruising up the Moselle River. The Moselle is noticeably more narrow than the Rhine and you get the impression you could walk to shore from the center of the river.
Our stop in Cochem was to include a walking tour, but once again it was raining so we opted to stay on board and hold out for some nicer weather.
The group who did brave the storm, came back with good reviews from their visit to Reichsburg Castle, and I do believe that we missed out on a nice excursion.
And while we waited on board, we got to witness how they restock the galley. Not quite the same way that the mega ships do, but literally with “all hands on deck”, (and down the stairs and the hallway) a sort of conga line was implemented.
Surely there is an easier, and more efficient means to do this now-a-day???
But whatever the method, we, the passengers never wanted for anything. The crew worked together day and night to provide us with a seamless, excellent journey.
Finally the clouds parted and we got a measure of nicer weather. At least long enough that it allowed us to take a brief walk from the ship into the quaint village of Cochem.
Spotted a cigarette dispenser on the way. We don’t see these in the USA very often any more. Especially not one that looks like this.
And a very colorfully painted stairway led to/from the bridge into town.
But of course with this being Tim’s birthday, we were treated at dinner with a yummy birthday cake that was shared with our table mates.
GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful that we are comfortable enough in our own skin to pick and choose which tours to take, that we are OK to stay on board and “miss out” on seeing something, and knowing that we do not have to do/see/experience everything to have a wonderful time. Sometimes less is truly more!