Monthly Archives: June 2014
All the guide books warn that the river section from Bingen to Saint Goar can be fast and dangerous due to strong currents and shallow areas. At the same time, they say it is the most beautiful section of the … Continue reading
We have met lots of interesting people on our Gap Year. In a many ways it’s the people who make the trip great for us. Among those people were Tom and Carolyn and their children Emily and Georgia from Canada.
We got to visit the European Parliament on Tuesday 17th June. You cannot just show up at the Parliament, you have to arrange the visit in advance. We would like to thank MEP Gay Mitchell for arranging the visit for … Continue reading
I have always said to Nuala, that on the Gap Year, the biggest risk was that one of us would get sick. The boat is great, designed and built to handle all the different type of water conditions we have … Continue reading
We have started our journey on the Rhine! It’s a mighty fast flowing river, with high volumes of barge traffic- a place to be very careful. Hence, there have been no blogs as we have been fully occupied staying out of … Continue reading
This evening we are in Hesse on ‘La Canal de la Marne au Rhin Est.’ It is so hot. It’s 8.00pm and still 38 degrees.
Alan an English man, who we had met in Nancy, told us about a very good supermarket along the canal as you exit Nancy. He informed us that you could moor the boat alongside the supermarket and get your groceries. So as we … Continue reading