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Day 9 BREISACH, GERMANY - and Starting for Basel

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9 November 2022

Breakfast

Breakfast


In the morning it was gloomy and rainy. There were no tours that I really wanted to do in the rain. So basically this was another day where I ate 3 meals.

There was a tour to Freiburg. The tour to the Black Forest for a hike in the forest is even longer.
Black forest road in 1950

Black forest road in 1950


I've been to the Black Forest - we picked blueberries there. My dad took movies which include a sequence where my sister proudly shows off the berries she has picked and the her hand slips and the blueberries are all spilled - to her despair.
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picking blueberries



Lesley and Mike went on the Riquewihr Walking Tour which was long and would have been difficult for me to do. Lesley showed me the photos that she took. All these photos are hers
152nd regiment D'Infnterie

152nd regiment D'Infnterie


Riquewihr, looks almost the same as it did in the 16th century.
IMG_9426.jpgStork nest on the right

Stork nest on the right

large_32c72b10-aa81-11ed-854a-b1ae8cb29ed2.jpglarge_IMG_9440.jpgWooden statue of an angel

Wooden statue of an angel


IMG_9446.jpgGuide for the walking tour

Guide for the walking tour


One of the examples of historic architecture is the Dolder Gate
Dolder Gate Tower

Dolder Gate Tower

"La Dame du Parc" in front of the town wall

"La Dame du Parc" in front of the town wall

Upper gate

Upper gate

No dogs?

No dogs?

Fountain in Riquewihr

Fountain in Riquewihr

cat

cat

Bloc de Foie Gras D'Oie

Bloc de Foie Gras D'Oie

Cave d'affinage de Riquewihr sign

Cave d'affinage de Riquewihr sign


They went to Cave d'affinage de Riquewihr. The google translation for this space comes out as:

"The Riquewihr Maturation Cellar is pleased to offer you its range of cheeses selected from small regional producers. Ranging from Savoie through Franche Comté and of course Alsace, that selected products favoring raw milk and summer milk. All this in different ripening, in order to sublimate the best of our terroir"

Mike and a cow

Mike and a cow


Replica statue in Colmar from the bus

Replica statue in Colmar from the bus


I should have gotten off the boat and walked around the little town where we were docked, but I didn't.

From the dining room

From the dining room

Local area outside the dining room window

Local area outside the dining room window

It turned into a sunny nice day.

A lot of people went swimming. I should have gone up and gone swimming but I couldn't figure out how I would walk across the Sun deck to the pool without someone to take the rollator up there.

IMG_5894.JPGVegetarian lunch menu

Vegetarian lunch menu


Soup

Soup

Swiss Pork Ragout

Swiss Pork Ragout


Double chocolate cake

Double chocolate cake


After lunch we start going through locks to get up to Basel. Lesley went up on the Sun deck to take photos of some of the locks

Lifting lock gate

Lifting lock gate

Going through locks

Going through locks


At dinner,
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I liked the appetizer (a smoothy)
Apple poppy seed smoothie

Apple poppy seed smoothie

Appetizer - goat cheese mousse, beetroot carpaccio, mango salsa, watermelon cress

Appetizer - goat cheese mousse, beetroot carpaccio, mango salsa, watermelon cress

Sweet corn cream soup

Sweet corn cream soup


but we had turkey for dinner and I didn't much care for it so I just ate the potatoes out from under it.
Turkey-bread stuffing

Turkey-bread stuffing

Coffee ice cream

Coffee ice cream

I used my OBC to tip the staff with some extra Euros to make up the difference. The rest of the Euros I used to tip the cruise manager. Lesley had little thank you cards for the special staff including the piano player thanking him for his hours and hours of playing. He was overwhelmed because I think he is often forgotten. She also gave cards to the man in the DR who always brings me cranberry juice, and the bartender who knows what Mike likes and also for our room steward.
Drawing a face

Drawing a face


We packed ourselves up at night. I put all the things I was going to use in Lucerne and Zurich in the rollator bag, and stuff that is dirty or I don't want to wear in my suitcase.

lights at night

lights at night


I have been doing a sinus rinse daily, and have been without cats for 10 days. [I am allergic to cats.] My nose is running a little less, but I still have a cough.
Towel rabbit

Towel rabbit

I put on compression socks and they were very tight. I was going to take a shower, but couldn't since I had socks on.

Posted by greatgrandmaR 02:09 Archived in Germany Tagged alsace

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