"One day it occurred to me that it had been many years since the world had been afforded the spectacle of a man adventurous enough to undertake a journey through Germany on foot. After much thought, I decided that I was a person fitted to furnish to mankind this spectacle. So I determined to do it. This was in March, 1878." Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad


The Neckar

"Germany, in the summer, is the perfection of the beautiful, but nobody has understood, and realized, and enjoyed the utmost possibilities of this soft and peaceful beauty unless he has voyaged down the Neckar on a raft." ~~Mark Twain

The Neckar is our river. It flows a few feet from our house; we see it and cross it everyday. So we thought it appropriate to do a post in honor of it (especially since we already have pictures of it and Mr. Cord has not yet returned).

view from above--if you look hard enough, you can see our apartment

view from the bridge--this is where we cross the river everyday

viewers take in the view

One of the great things about the Neckar is the boats that pass through. You see everything from the industrial barge to the tiniest kayak.

lonely rower

group of wanna-be rowers


empty barge

miniature motorboat rentals

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