Mainz CityJuly 11, 2016 in Germany
The stopover was just a couple of kilometres walk from the city centre so we headed in on foot. The Rhein runs close to the centre and we strolled alongside through a tree lined boulevard. It was larger and the flow faster than we'd expected so our hopes of canoeing might need to be revised!
There were some beautiful buildings in the city centre, including the cathedral that bordered the old town square where we stopped to rest our feet and slake our thirst with 2 grösse bier!
On our return we climbed steps beside an old brewery and got an unexpected rooftop view back down at the city. Will's phone had run out of battery and as he had his walking poles in both hands, Vicky was put in charge of finding the way home with a paper map... let's just say that after some time, Vicky ended up carrying one of the poles as we approached the stopover from quite a different direction.Read more