Travel Timehop #43: Ruedesheim, 2006
Welcome to my Travel Timehop where I share snapshots from our adventures during the past decade. I’m not sure how it’s happened but it’s the last month of 2015 and the final few weeks of this feature.
It’s been a blast recalling memories from trips we took before and after I started writing this blog. By recording each moment and the places we’ve visited I’ve been able to preserve them for a time when my memory isn’t quite as sharp.
This week’s timehop photo of a very young looking Mr Tin Box comes from a trip I’ve talked about before – our European camping road trip.
When are we time-hopping to?
It was the summer of 2006 – long before kids and a couple of years before Mr TB made an honest Mrs Tin Box out of me. We had taken a month off work, squeezed all our camping gear in the back of my Hyundai Getz and hit the roads of western Europe.
Where in the world?
After travelling through Belgium and Luxembourg we made our way down through Germany to St Goar on the Rhine.
St Goar dates back to Roman times and is overlooked by the ruins of Rheinfels Castle – the most imposing castle on the Rhine. Close by is Lorelei Rock, which translates as murmuring rock, and has inspired myth, legend and poems about heartbroken women and singing sirens.
We pitched our tent at Loreleyblick Campingplatz on the banks of the Rhine. We could open the canvas door flaps in the morning and look out across the river a few feet in front. The only downside was that the river traffic, mainly barges, never seemed to stop making it noisy spot throughout the night.
During our few days in St Goar we decided to take a river cruise up the Rhine to Ruedesheim where we had four hours to look around.