Travelled all of an epic 9km early this morning. Still on the Alsace wine route, our emplacement for the next 2 nights is Port de Plaisance in Colmar (48°4’49.60″N 7°22’30.49″E). It’s a nice site by the side of the canal. We managed to get a spot with some shade and by 6pm the site was rammed.
Colmar is know as the capital of the Alsace region. It is very similar architecturally to Kaysersberg and as we are close to Germany you can see similarities to German cities and towns we have visited.
We did a little wine tasting this afternoon at a stall being run by some local producers. Herself had a Cremant d’Alsace (the Alsation equivalent of Champagne) and himself tried a Gewürztraminer St. Cecile – very nice they were too.
Colmar has a Christmas market and it’s one we’ll put on our list to visit as we’re sure it will be quite a spectacle with such a pretty backdrop. We continued to amble around the cobbled streets and had our very first ‘Bretzl’s’ – one with cheese and one salty. They’re just like giant pretzels, but made with a softer dough. We’ll come back tomorrow for a full stomp about. It’s only a 15 minute walk from Camp Clang, so very handy.
As we were sitting out in the evening we witnessed an international incident when a Swiss motorhome almost removed a Belgian’s motorhome awning whilst reversing into the bay – this moho lark is great for people watching!