The Moselle river region is known for its wine and all along the river banks are vineyards. Even on the steepest banks, every space is utilized.
It seemed to me that it would be easier to plant the rows horizontally instead of vertically, but it's something about the maximum sun exposure. Anyway, what do I know?
The river boats are built to just fit under all the bridges. Sometimes they even close the upper deck to avoid knocking out any paying customers.
Our first docking was at Bernkastel-Kues, which used to be two towns across the river from each other until they consolidated in 1905.
Every town seems to have a castle. Unfortunately Bernkastel's castle was destroyed by a fire in 1792, but it's still pretty picturesque.
Another cute town square.
The town is known for its beautiful half-timbered houses.
When we were walking down this street, we heard a band tuning up. Ron anticipated hearing some good German music so we hung around. Suddenly the band belted out 'Help', the old Beatles song. We just cracked up. That's what we get for assuming anything.
As promised, here's a picture of our boat. Our room was about in the center of the boat with one of those windows that are about a foot above the water. There were pros and cons to this location. We had a duck's eye view and got our window washed regularly. Also we climbed 1 1/2 flights of steps every time we went anywhere, which can be taken as a pro or a con. But the biggest disadvantage was that our window didn't open, although I guess that's probably a good thing. LOL
Ah, the end of another perfect day.