18th July 2022

[Paul and Anne on the Moselle]

Returned a couple of weeks ago from a blissful fortnight cruising on the Rhine and Moselle.  Took in churches, art galleries, castles and museums along the way from Amsterdam to Basel, including visiting Arnhem, Baden-Baden, Bernkastel, Colmar, Cologne, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Speyer and more.  No ordinary trip for us, as it was our 70th birthday celebratory ‘treat’ – followed on 8th July by Acis & Galatea at Nevill Holt Opera, and then on 14th July by Alcina at Glyndebourne, where our old and very good friends, Jeff and Alison Sutherland-Kay joined us for a glorious couple of days.  Roll on our 75th, I say!

Paul with Dr Albert Schweitzer in Strasbourg
Silbermann case in Strasbourg
The Royal Crown at dusk