Wednesday, September 3, 2014
August 19th – 26th – Moseying Down The Mosel
We were joined by our friend Anita, and stayed in the little wine town of Zell, on a site overlooking the river, with amazing views of the steep Mosel Valley, the slopes covered in a green blanket of neat vines – it was enough to inspire us to sample a few drops of the delicious local Riesling. In between rain showers, we did plenty of cycling along the river, took a train trip to Cochem (with its fairy-tale Gothic castle), and to Bernkastel-Kues (the centre of the wine land region).
On one particularly rainy day, we went to the local swimming pool to stay dry; and, ignoring the rules on the water slide, Tracy and I attempted to go down the slide together. As any parent knows, rules are there for a reason, as a resulting sickening clash of heads left me with a bump on the back of my head, and Tracy with a very nasty black eye. Ooops!