We arrived with no trouble on Sunday 21st August 2016 - but didn't do a lot that first day. Monday started off with a good breakfast and overcast skies - but the weather soon picked up and we explored the gorge and old town and had a lovely lunch. By the afternoon we were beginning to flag, as it had become very warm - but we found some good views and an ice cream and I managed to get some postcards to send my mum and also purchased myself a new baseball cap! Holiday souvenir job done - all in the first day!
P.S. The following piece was written between the 11th October 2013 and the 23rd August 2016, although I did briefly return to it in January 2014. It was originally entitled THEY FOUND OUR YETI and had been written in shorter verses, rather than one longer piece. It was probably half-written when I returned to it recently - rearranging the order of some of the existing lines. In the end it became a silly piece with a twisted moral - if you love something then lock it away... I really returned to it quite randomly - finding what I had already written on my phone during a day-trip to Trier on 23/08. It was during a period when I had been trying to complete a number of poems that were half-complete, having discussed them on my podcast. I mentioned this piece during the recording of a podcast episode from Luxembourg and also recorded a version of it for that show.
This piece and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016.