Tag Archives: The Rhine

Koblenz to Cochem on Moselle

We are now on the Moselle River having left the Rhine at Koblenz. What a difference! No more 7km current against us and endless barges. Instead we have a tranquil river, very pretty villages and lots of tourists. But you … Continue reading

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The Rhine Again- going up stream now – a different story!

We are back on the Rhine again since last Friday. I was going to write a blog about buying carpets for the boat but that will have to wait as going up river on the Rhine is happening now and … Continue reading

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We have become so flexible with planning and targets – it’s scary

Nuala and I agreed last week that after Berlin we would cruise for long days and get back to Koblenz (825 km away), as soon as possible in case the water levels on the Rhine start to rise. That was … Continue reading

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We are on the way to Berlin- 15 days to go!

On Sunday we turned off the Rhine and onto the Rhine-Herne- Canal. It now feels like we are actually heading for Berlin as we are only 600 km away.

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Meeting Tom Carolyn Emily & Georgia

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.

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What I feared Most Happened

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

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Our First Days on the Rhine

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

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