It’s late so today’s pictures will mostly have to speak for themselves.
We took an early morning stroll on the Sun Deck and were greeted by St. Killian’s Church in Wiesbaden.
We left the Main for the Rhine during breakfast and enjoyed castles all morning.
We docked in Oberwessel; Diane and I took a short stroll before lunch.
Even though we’d docked in Oberwessel, the excursions were in Bacharach, a few kilometers upstream. Most passengers went for a wine tasting, but Diane and I climbed up to Castle Stahleck to enjoy the view.
Our guide, Paul, took us on a stroll through Bacharach; they’re already getting ready for their annual Weinfest.
The only Jewish content today was a brief glimpse of the former Jewish Quarter – it was, of course, outside the walls.
We said goodbye the Bacharach and Oberwessel and boarded the Empress for tonight’s cruise to Cologne. We passed the Lorelei soon after departing.
There were more castles before dinner.
And during dinner.
We sailed past the confluence of the Moselle and the Rhine just in time to see the Kaiser Wilhelm I statue before it got too dark.
I took nearly 300 photos today…and I still have 182 of them in Lightroom. Maybe when I’m more awake….