What we weren't told in advance before our trip that because of low bridges, the sun deck would be unusable for five days. Staff put up things when they could, but mostly the deck was flat for five days. One night, about 1am, we were woken by crashing noises. The thrusters thundered into action and the boat reversed. A member of staff had left deck chairs up and a bridge had collected them. We saw the smashed chairs offloaded in Amsterdam, but before then, a staff member was offloaded, presumably for different duties on another boat.
Valhalla, a tomb for significant people in German, or Bavarian, history.
Oh dear, another church.
Lowering the gangplank.
This dude was not friendly but he was the hottest among the deck staff. He is Romanian and looked very handsome in his formal white uniform and another time in a singlet. The day we left the ship, he suddenly became friendly. The ship captain sung his praises for his competence and his bright future as a river captain.
Little tin fishies, that rattled in the breeze.
Regensburg is quite a large town and and was once home to Schindler of Schindler's List fame.
ABC, another bloody church, Regensburg Cathedral.
Utilising an old town gate.
The paving circle indicates the presence of another gate tower.
The cathedral took centuries to build, as funds allowed, and is undergoing permanent maintenance.
The dark part, bottom left, is yet to be cleaned.
A Regensburg shop in preparation for the Melbourne Cup horse race.
I think Germany does have digital music files available, but how nice to see a record shop.
In Australia we call them Match Box cars.
A trailer bus to cart tourists around. We walked.
Would you believe, and I am not sure I do, that this cafe dates back to the 1600's as a cafe? No one was sitting at the outside tables, because the chairs were chained up. We made the cafe owner unchain them for his foreign guests to lunch, and then suddenly people came to eat and I heard a call go out for extra staff.
It was not a bad day at all
After dinner on the boat, we had the trio the Happy Bavarians to entertain us.