After a stunning drive through the Mosel Valley on Friday, this past weekend we visited with family in the city of Koblenz. Having spent the past two weeks staying on Wohnmobilstellplatze, which are rudimentary camper parking areas with services, we were recommended a camp site with a unique location. Anyone who has visited Koblenz will be familiar with Deutsches Eck (German Corner), it is the confluence of the Mosel and Rhine Rivers which is overseen by a rather large imposing statue of Kaiser Wilhelm on horseback. On the South bank high above the river is the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress which can be reached by road, trail or cable car and yes we chose the cable car. And on the North side sits our Tigín in all her glory right on the bank of the combined forces of two major rivers, with this amazing vista laid out before her.
We’ve had a lovely weekend here, exploring the sights, visiting with family enjoying the relative luxury of campsite life, with heated toilet blocks and showers with endless hot water and enough room to raise your arms above your head. It’s the little things! We also have several resident geese who have taken their roles as alarm clocks very seriously. Their honk-a-doodle-doo usually starts around 6.30am but this means we got to experience an amazing pink hued, misty, sunrise over the river, so all their honking is forgiven.
Over the coming days we will be making our way back to bricks and mortar, where hubby will give his next training course (night shift). We will use the time to regroup and iron out a few technical issues before setting off again to parts as yet unknown. I hope you will continue to join me as I provide a Window to the World, at least my little corner of the World.