Saturday 15 April 2017
The third day on board the Viking Idi - Heidelberg
"If you ain't got a ticket, you ain't getting in".
The red stonework of Heidelberg
Inside the courtyard.
We had to wait for the other tourists to clear.....
... before going inside to see the largest wine barrel in the
world. Not this one - this is just a taster.
This is the huge wine barrel - The Great
Inside the wine barrel room......
Stepping down from the balcony surrounding the great barrel.
Regular sized barrel.
Ancient works in need of some restoration.
The old bridge spanning the River Neckar.
Down in the old town to see the tourist attractions.
Looking back up to the castle.
The old bridge.
The castle from the bridge.
Looking back across the old bridge......
.....to the old
After waiting ages for the tourists to clear, I finally managed to
take this photo of the 'Bridge
Back to the ship.......
.... where the cabin maid had left this for Kay.
Setting sail, we passed this huge barge.
The sights along the banks.....
.... although not a patch on the London Eye.
How the other half live.
That's some real estate.
The Electoral Castle at Eltville
The weather was a bit 'iffy'.
Another view of the Electoral Castle- note the kilometer post -
511 Km from the source of the Rhine on Lake Constance.
Last view of Eltville.
Intrepid surfer braving the elements.
We must have been slowing down - we were overtaken by this empty
.... and passed by this rival cruise ship.
The Viking Idi had to make a massive 180deg turn to reverse into
our mooring at Rudesheim
Slowly backing into our berth.......
... where we were met by the Viking Kvasir - which was going
The Viking Kvasir berthing alongside - because she had to leave
before us the next day.