Thursday 26 May 2016
Day five of our cruise on the Danube
After a very early morning visit to the local market, it was back
to the ship for breakfast before
boarding the coach for the hour-long drive to Puszta
.... whereupon Kay immediately fell asleep!
On arrival at the farm we were met by this Hungarian horseman in
.... followed by the obligatory glass of apricot brandy and
Your truly was invited to sit up front........
... for the cart ride around the farm.
Sissi and Fanny - our motive power.
World famous Lipizzaner.
Bareback riding on four horses.
Demonstration of horse control......
Game of grabbing the neckerchief.
Even the donkey gets a look in.
Well, it had been a long day.......
Once back on board the MS Belvedere, we set sail back up the
A visit to the wheelhouse.....
.... and the kitchens.
Another view of the old castle at Visegrád
Another shot as we travel back upriver.
Local ferry - waiting for us to get out of the way......
...... before he can cross.
Moody Blue again.
A better photo of the Basilika
View from the cabin as we sail west into the setting sun.
The evenings activities started witha 'Pirate Dinner' - with the
crew all dressed up.
Our fellow travellers at the Pirate Dinner - Dorothy, Kay, Tony,
Jim and Dave (I'm taking the photo!)
Ukranian-born Restaurant Manager.
On the next table, Terry was presented with a birthday cake and
the crew all sang Happy Birthday to him.
Sunset on day 5.
The evening entertainment continued with a a crew cabaret - this
one is Sister Act.
Gabor the Chef plays a priest while a potential recruit tries to
pass a temptation test.
Bulgarian waiter Miroslav sings a moody Slavic song.
Cruise Director Erik plays and sings.
Grand Finale - the crew take a bow.