9th . October 2016
We have a nice - ish day cycling through the apple orchards and along the shore but the although the sky is blue and the sun shines there is a wind that comes up the lake from the alps and out of the sun it is bitter.. we find a nice spot for our sandwiches but it's not as pleasant as it could be. We buy apples and juice at a farm €1 a litre for juice out of a vat that is delicious and 2.5kg of apples for €3.
The next day we catch the train to Konstanz, a family day ticket for 15.70€, unlimited travel.
Konstanz is fantastic, and we shall return to explore it more when the weather is warmer and we can walk around without being colder than the arctic circle..and we've done the AC and got the t-shirt. Lovely place, fantastic buildings and a good lunch.
Travel to Bingen Am Rhein. Traffic horrendous so not particularly good . Reasonable aire on the river; walked a bit and if weather warmer would have got the bikes off.
To ALBLASSERDAM where we spent our first night. Easy drive although traffic heavy. On our last visit we took the water bus to Dordrecht and thought we would return to visit Rotterdam in the other direction. Nice 40 min cruise to the city for €4 each (senior price) one way. Very nice day walking around the very modern city which has some jaw dropping architecture. The indoor market is like nothing we've ever seen...Marrakesh meets Covent Garden. ..amazing building and even more amazing inside.. definitely a place to visit.