Magical Bamberg

Beautiful Bamberg! Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Viking River Cruises’ Viking Vidar spent the morning sailing along some of the narrowest stretches of the Main River we’ve had yet as we continued our 15-day Grand European Tour. The Main – pronounced mine – is barely wide enough here for two ships to pass. Even then, just barely. You certainly wouldn’t want to meet another Viking Longship on some of the sharper corners. Of course, thanks to advances in modern navigation technology, the Officers in the wheelhouse can see other vessels in the area on their radar, along with their heading and current speed. That helps eliminate “chance” meetings on tight corners.

The Main narrowed considerably this morning...Photo ©  2015 Aaron Saunders

The Main narrowed considerably this morning…Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

...and we were graced with our first rain in days. Photo ©  2015 Aaron Saunders

…and we were graced with our first rain in days. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Aside from being relaxing and beautiful, this morning was also a time to begin to pack up our staterooms so we can “swap ships” with Viking Lofn tomorrow. The change is necessitated because of low water levels between Nuremberg and Passau, which is currently making the stretch of water near Regensburg completely unnavigable.
Having just arrived here four days ago after an unexpected delay en-route, it’s odd to be taking clothing off hangars again and empt

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