Burg Eltz

4th Oct Burg Eltz was on the agenda for today- described as the ‘best castle in Europe’ by Rick  Steves (the kids’ preferred travel guru- not!!). It was a big call. We left about 8:30am, as Google told us it would be 1 hour 15 mins (therefore we expected it would be at least 2 […]


30th Sept We had a great day today. We met up with Maike and her family in Koblenz. This was very kind of them, as it was theoretically only an hour away for us, but 3 hours for them. We had a lovely day, with a cable car ride, visiting the enormous fortress on the […]

Sea Day 2

Sept 27th It was another sea day today. Tim and I felt justifiably righteous after spending some time at the gym, and then it was straight on to breakfast. Our day included food, visiting the library, a game of mini golf, a table tennis tournament with others on the boat, the ropes course (which included […]


The day began early again, as we docked in Helsinki at 7am. It is becoming a little tricky to drag everyone out of bed after our gruelling schedule! We got off our ship in the heavy fog, and on to a Hop On Hop Off bus, where we journeyed around to the Sibelius pipes (built […]