Saturday, May 28, 2011

Scenic Pearl onboard and away

Dinner at our table

Life Jacket and Fire Drill on the sun deck

Van Gogh Cafe outside the Central Railway Station in Amsterdam

Cologne Cathederal

Marksbirg Castle

The Scenic Pearl on returning from dinner at the castle - Dining Room down and Lounge up

Rotterdam to the Romantic Rhine
Tuesday we walked out of the ART Hotel in Rotterdam to catch the train and water ferry but the wind was near gale force and cold, so it was back to get our skate board (Hyundai i10) from the garage, light the GPS and we were off to the windmills of Kinderdijk. After bicycling the canals around the windmills ( they were spinning without any sails set) we took a ferry across a canal and on to the Royal Delft factory. Then it was peak hour traffic back to the hotel for dinner.
Wednesday we negotiated our way back to Amsterdam, returned our skateboard and caught a tram back to the pick-up hotel for transfers. The Scenic Pearl is only three months old and has it all. The sumptuous food will add to your waist line very quickly with Hobbit first and second breakfasts. Thursday we broke away from the tour, caught a tram to the Van Gogh Museum for 90 minutes then a tram back to the Centrum for a cuppa at the Van Gogh Café outside the Railway Station. Friday was Cologne and again we struck out early for the Cathedral for photos and then a walk around before boarding the bus to have a tour and dinner at the Marksburg Castle. Around 700 pics for the day and 65GB in 16 days.
Saturday F was up at 6.30 and on the top deck for an extended photo shoot as we motored through Romantic Castle Rhine River. I supplied her with tea and breakfast as it was quite cool.
All our best

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