PANORAMIC RHINE- SAILING THE GREAT RIVER

 

Looking over the Rhine from on board in the town of Arnhem

Looking over the Rhine from on board in the town of Arnhem

Waterfront promenade at Arnhem, seen from on board A-Rosa Flora

Waterfront promenade at Arnhem, seen from on board A-Rosa Flora

Sailing under the 'Bridge Too Far', Arnhem, en route to Cologne

Sailing under the ‘Bridge Too Far’, Arnhem, en route to Cologne

Horses enjoying one of the beaches along the edge of the Rhine

Horses enjoying one of the beaches along the edge of the Rhine

Not sure which surprised me more- beaches or sunbathing horses!

Not sure which surprised me more- beaches or sunbathing horses!

Small ferries like this one cross the width of the Rhine night and day

Small ferries like this one cross the width of the Rhine night and day

Inside comfort allows matchless views of outdoor splendour

Inside comfort allows matchless views of outdoor splendour

The A-Rosa Flora was a luxurious and elegant way to travel

The A-Rosa Flora was a luxurious and elegant way to travel

Spa towns and seaside resorts paraded past our sun loungers

Spa towns and seaside resorts paraded past our sun loungers

A series of vaulting bridges loomed overhead during our transit

A series of vaulting bridges loomed overhead during our transit

Ancient church spires clustered around by a slew of little hamlets

Ancient church spires clustered around by a slew of little hamlets

Believe it or not, this apparent monstrosity is actually a fun fair

Believe it or not, this apparent monstrosity is actually a fun fair

The river produced one spellbinding sight after another

The river produced one spellbinding sight after another

This looks like some kind of olde worlde hotel or spa resort

This looks like some kind of olde worlde hotel or spa resort

Sunsets on the Rhine had an amazing, mellow tenderness

Sunsets on the Rhine had an amazing, mellow tenderness

Skies transformed each night into amazing, fiery vistas

Skies transformed each night into amazing, fiery vistas

Petro chemical plants and heavy industry had its own, brutal beauty

Petro chemical plants and heavy industry had its own, brutal beauty

Plane trees standing black against the early springtime sunset

Plane trees standing black against the early springtime sunset

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