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Elba Trip

Litormeric​e and Saxon Switzerlan​d

rain 50 °F

We got to the boat Sunday evening and stayed in place overnight. After
dinner a bomb could have gone off and we wouldn't have noticed (dead
to the world!).

The vessel [not really a ship, but bigger than a boat] is not bad.
Food is good. Lots of Brits aboard and a few Swedes [Vikings on a
Viking cruise!]. Most the Americans are from western states [CA and UT
are well represented]

Monday morning we moved up the river to the cute little town of
Litormice (do not be put off if you've never heard of it - it is very
small). We toured the town [church, town center and micro-brewery],
stopped for coffee at a small cafe and used most of our remaining
Czech Kroners. It was a cute place and we made it back with no rain
(it started about 15 minutes after we got back.

Litomerice_CZ.jpg
Last night they had local musicians and dancers aboard [good for about
15-20 minutes, then it seemed repetitive].

Today we have moved up the river. we have gone thru a total of 9
locks, the views are nice. It is now about noon and we have just
entered Germany. Today we will be in Saxon Switzerland, a national
park that features "cliffs, mesas, gorges and spires of the 'City of
stone'". It is known for it's diverse habitat. It is a Mecca for rock
climbers and mountain bikers. The name led me to believe that we were
going into the country of Switzerland, but it is actually in Germany
[what's in a name].
Saxon_Switzerlan_Park.jpg

This morning the sun was out and it was nice outside, now it is
overcast again. Everyone keeps promising nice weather --- we will see!

We've met lots of nice people on the trip.

Thanks for all your nice notes.

Posted by dgreening 17:00 Archived in Czech Republic

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