#347 – Lucerne Steamers (again)

DSCF0183 (2)

A fairly exhausting schedule recently has seen me visit beautiful Switzerland 4 times in as many months. One of the bonuses is staying in Lucerne, a small city that somehow manages to be big at the same time. Lake Lucerne is home to a small fleet of Paddle Steamers and these are slowly being brought into service after their winter lay up. Uri has moved from the dockyard and was seen moored up by at the main wharf in the town.

DSCF0115

On a previous visit, one of the steamers was in the floating dry dock, unfortunately I can’t identify which one it is.

IMG_0975

The Wilhelm Tell was withdrawn from service in 1970 and was sold for use as a floating restaurant on the north side of Lucerne’s lakefront. http://www.schiffrestaurant.ch/en/

As I travel on business not pleasure, I’ve not had the opportunity to go on one, but I’m hoping that will change at some point!!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s