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On the Sunday we had moved base to a campground in Hausbay in the Hunsruck Hills to the west of the Rhine River. The one issue of using the Germany stellplatz is they do not have any facilities so stopping at an occasional campground means we can get our laundry done!

Our first day of exploring took us through the Hunsruck Hills down to the town of Oberwesel on the west bank of the Rhine River. The weather was hot in the mid to high 80’s°F so any walking had to be at a nice steady pace. Although the village is by the Rhine there is a rail line and a road that separates the town from the river. However the town has the best preserved medieval town fortifications in the area. We decided to walk the walls around the town a good 3km’s long. There were a number of well preserved guard towers some we could climb others had been turned into desirable houses particularly one to the north of the town, which even had its own drawbridge! We got great views of the Rhine without the railway which lower down did seem to spoil the view. Compared to the Mosel the Rhine was much busier with river traffic.

After our walk we needed somewhere shady for our lunch so we headed up the hill to the castle on the hill, which in fact was a hotel and found a nice shady spot with great views.

From Oberwessel we carried on along the river to the town of St Goar. We could at that point cross the river by a car ferry to the giant rock outcrop called The Loreley but it was now really hot so we just sat in the shade and watched the river traffic before returning to base.



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