Sunday, August 24, 2014

Trip Report - Our Big Trip - August 5th - Strasbourg

The ship had sailed from Breisach the evening before, and was now docked at Kehl, Germany. We had the option of taking a canal boat ride or a walking tour of Strasbourg. We chose the canal boat and had a lovely cruise around the Grand Ile, which is a World Heritage site.

After the canal boat ride we had the option of returning to the ship for lunch, or staying in the city for more sightseeing. We chose to stay, and were given 15 euros each to pay for lunch on our own.  We could also chose to return to the ship at 2:30 or at 5pm. We chose to return at 5pm, and I was surprised that only two other couples had decided to stay until then, since Strasbourg was such a lovely, walkable, city.

A canal boat

Street musicians

Flammekueche, traditional style

A canal-side cafe "The Little Green Tree"

Dark chocolate and pear tart from a small cafe

The entrance to the public toilets near the Cathedral

The Cathedral

A tree along the canal
The dog is an epicure, too (Photo by Harry)

House along the canal

Everywhere there were interesting old buildings, flowers, music, and good food.

I would have liked to have stayed longer, but it was time for our ship to sail to the next port.

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