Tag Archives: River

Riley Creek Recreation Area on the Pend Oreille River, Idaho

August 27th – 30th ~ Near Sandpoint, Idaho *We booked three nights at the Army Corp of Engineering camp ground in the Riley Creek Recreation Area. Situated right on the Pend Oreille River, a few miles outside of Sandpoint, Idaho, … Continue reading

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Cologne ~ From the Magnificent Cathedral to a Chocolate Factory

August 7th ~ Cologne, Germany Cologne is a big city metropolis compared to the smaller bergs we have been visiting. It ranks number 4 in size in Germany with a population of around one million inhabitants, behind Berlin, Hamburg and … Continue reading

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Koblenz, German Corner, Marksburg Castle

August 6th ~ Koblenz, Germany Koblenz, also spelled Coblenz, is located right on the confluence (junction) of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers in the western part of Germany. We had cruised right past this city in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Bernkastel-Kues, Germany ~ Charming Old Town, Fabulous Riesling, Low Bridges

August 5th ~ Bernkastel-Kues, Germany  The town in its current form came into being on 1 April 1905 through the merger of the town of Bernkastel with the winemaking village of Kues across the river. Located in the Moselle Valley, … Continue reading

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LUXEMBOURG ~ What I Took Away From Visiting This Tiny Nation

August 3rd ~ Luxembourg Our morning was spent cruising along the Moselle River. Some enjoyed spa treatments or attended a mid-morning demonstration on how to make Apple Strudel put on by our Pastry Chef Alex and Executive Chef Ioan. Tim … Continue reading

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Cochem ~ On the Moselle River, Rainy Weather and Celebrating Tim’s Birthday

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 … Continue reading

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Rüdesheim, Germany ~ Mechanical Musical Instruments, Niederwald Monument, and Castles on the Rhine

August 1st ~ Rüdesheim, Germany and Cruising the Rhine Rudesheim’s history traces back to the Roman times, as do many settlements along the Rhine River. Famous for their delicate white wines, the steep hills are completely covered in lush green vineyards. 

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Speyer, Germany ~ A UNESCO Cathedral, 1500 Liters of Wine and a Charter for the Jews

EDITORS NOTE: After a several week hiatus, that included a bit of time with family and friends, a cold that put me down for a while and a fabulous jaunt to my home town of Medford, Oregon, where I reconnected … Continue reading

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Strasbourg ~ Ramped up Security and Blockaded Bridges

July 30th ~ Strasbourg, France Strasbourg is situated on the eastern border of France with Germany and is the official seat of the European Parliament. They are the second largest port on the Rhine River after Duisburg, Germany as well as a hub … Continue reading

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Colmar ~ Straddling Germany and France with its own Little Venice

July 29th ~ Colmar, France Departing from Basel, and leaving Switzerland behind, our ship next docked in Breisach, Germany but our tour was to Colmar, France. I think that amounted to three countries in less than 24 hours. 

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