More of Germany
After leaving Cochem the following morning the road to Trier seemed a long way away. Probably had something to do with the hangover from the debauchery of the night before! Oh well, you only live once and it's not really a habit of mine to party so much.
The wine region of the Mosel is famous for it's Riesling wines. The soil is full of slate which apparently adds to the taste. The higher on the mountain the grapes grow the better the wine and I can definitely attest to that. The grapes are handpicked but since it was rather late in the season I didn't see it.
Before getting to Trier we hit the twin towns of Bernkastel-Kuest with it's lovely Churches and pedestrian only zones filled with shops and cafes. Time for a little sustenance before the final push to Trier. You would think we were driving hundreds of miles but really, it was only 80 or so kilometers. The Mosel valley roads are one S and one little village after another. Things just take longer that way but they are way prettier than the autobahn.
Lots of little pretty gardens are a joy to see.
Lunch, and only coffee for me...
I'm starting to feel better, my cough is abating with the help of antibiotics which are readily available at any pharmacy without prescription in Greece.
Today we are heading to the travel agent to make the final arrangements for the cruise to Istanbul and the Greek Islands. Tomorrow if I can get on line I will post the pictures from Trier. It is a wonderful city, the oldest city in Germany.