VANTAGE RHINE RIVER CRUISE, part 21 Fall,2016

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We are in the city of Boppard, Germany.  Here, we see a variety of olives.

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That gross looking stuff in the middle of the photo is octopus.  Personally, I prefer shrimp.

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A couple of magazine covers depict what the Europeans think of American politics.  Of course, this was before the election and most of the people we talked to did not like Donald Trump.  They preferred Hillary.

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A piece of modern art guards this stairway.

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A downtown street in Boppard.

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We are now back on the ship cruising down the river watching the scenery slip by.

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The “481” marker is a kilometer marker from the source of the river.

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It seemed that no matter where we were in the river, there was a vineyard in sight.  Thinking about erosion, we wondered why the rows went vertically up and down the hills instead of across.  We were told that it is because vertically, the sun can get to both sides of the vines.  If they ran horizontally, the sun would only get to one side of the vines since Germany is so far north.

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Just relax and enjoy the ride.

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Judging by all the vineyards, Germany had better sell a lot of Riesling wine.

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A lot of the castles along the way are being restored.  Note the scaffolding on the side.

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Our next stop will be in the town of Trier, the oldest city in Germany.

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