We wanted to go and say hello to Horst and Anni Eckstein who we got to know last year. Horst is a wealth of information especially about where to go and where not to go on the German waterways.
After visiting for a while we had to say farewell and we were off.
I should mention one more German person we met. Hannes Petersohn. When we were ready to start off from Duisburg we could not get the get home engine started. We decided to take off anyway and deal with it some where down the road. Well we ran in to Hannes in Koln and when he mentioned he was a mechanic I asked him if he knew anything about the Nanni engine. As it turned out he did, and got it started for us. when I asked him "how much" he replied "nothing for Canadians". How about that.? thank you Hannes.