Monday, 19 April 2010

A boat trip to Unkel

Yesterday there was a strange appearance in the sky - the sun! After so many cold and windy days it was good to get out and feel the warmth of the sun on my skin. We decided to make use of the good weather and take a little trip on one of the Rhine Boats to Unkel, a tiny town on the Rhine with an abundance of beautiful, old, half timbered houses. We were lucky to be able to *cruise* on the *Rhine Princess*, a new ship whose virgin voyage was on Easter Sunday. And it was possible to sit on deck and enjoy the fresh air and the sunshine without freezing. In Unkel we sat outside a café and enjoyed ice-cream, cakes and coffee to strengthen us for the journey back home, this time on a ship called *Beethoven*, which was also very comfortable, when not quite so luxurious as the first one. All in all, a sunny day in nice company, a little holiday from the grey weather reality of recent times.

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful scenery! Sarah

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  2. Lucky you! Gorgeous scenery and a great looking boat.
    Sue xx

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  3. What beautiful scenery and super boat It brought back my rhine trip I still have the glass I purchased from the trip and have photos somewhere must sort them Thanks for sharing Alma x

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  4. Thanks girls, it really is lovely here. Alma, you must look for those photos!

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  5. What a swish looking boat Valerie, and gorgeous scenery! Im glad you had a lovely trip!
    Sue x

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  6. Thanks Sue, we will surely do another trip soon when the weather stays nice!

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  7. Beautiful photos Valerie. Looks heavenly in Unkel. Love those olde worlde buildings. The Rhine looks spectacular and what a gorgeous day for such a wonderful trip. Thank you for sharing.
    hugs
    China
    xxx

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  8. Thanks China, would be nice if you could have come along, too!

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  9. it all looks so fabulous vall, the scenery, the boat, the buildings. im soooo jealous.
    hugs gina xxxxxxxx

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  10. WOW! Looks really lovely Val, and on such a nice day too! I'm so glad you are having a relaxing time!
    Hugs Carole x

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  11. wow val the boat looks fab and the scenery looks fantastic... and the sun out too, what more could you want, it sounds a fab day out...

    maria x

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  12. Thanks Ladies, it really was a lovely day.

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  13. Beautiful photos Val, it all looks amazing!!!
    Suzie xxxxx :)

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