15 oktober 2008 The
are equipped, we eat trout in the hotel today. Then we walk along the water
and over the shopping lane back to the hotel.
We have a coffee and then go
further. It's raining softly and the sun is behind the clouds.
Grandparents may spend
sometimes a day with their grandchildren and so is it that we go from
When we approach Boppard the
highway is closed and we have to drive over a scenic road. That is a
meanderroad over the low mountains with real hairpins along the Rhine where
the environment is shrouded in autumn colors and so that last piece becomes
a touristic route.
directly to Gerard and
Elly and drive to Boppard.
We leave about 3 o'clock
from Stevensbeek and drive over the German motorways, which are much in
repair, to the first stop at a Burger King.
It is about 5 o'clock
If we final approach Boppard
we suddenly go down to the Rhine and drive further along the quay to the
hotel where we will stay 4 nights.
It is an old hotel where
some restoration is done to have two and a half star. No lift, so we have to
climb with the luggage 48 steps to the rooms. We only have to go once up and
once down with the luggage and that will do for 4 days.
rooms are fairly large, the smoking room of Gerard is colossal, with sofa
and chair in the bay on the corner. We look at the Rhine and the ferry lies
at the doorstep to go across. We can do it by car.
Tomorrow we go on.