Monday 1 June 2015
Day nine of our cruise down the Danube
First image of the day.
- from Romania to Bulgaria.
Watching me, watching you........
Nesting sites for House Martins on the riverbank.
Early morning fishers........
Marek tuning up for the 'Früshoppen' event - a sort of Bavarian
The crew ready to serve up.
Approaching the Iron Gates II Hydro-Electic Dam.
Another boatload of white slavers heading south.
On the sundeck digesting the wurst.
Scenes from the Riverbank.
Back up through the Iron Gates I locks.....
The swinging lock gates.......
Another load of white slaves on their way south.
Yet another lot.
We had put our names down for a visit to the wheelhouse - this
screen shows a visual representation of our course.
Looking for'ard (I'm easy with these nautical terms by now!)
Our position on radar.
Note the bad weather equipment on the right.
The wheelhouse from the outside - normally off limits. The whole
thing retracts to go under low bridges.
Old fortifications on an island.
Old ruin at Drobeta
Romanian river patrol vessels.
Romanian river cruise 'Mehedinti'.
I'm not sure what this is..........
.... but it has a rival upstream.
Approaching the narrow part of the Iron Gates Gorge - but this
time in colour!
Looking for'ard as the light fades.
Here endeth day nine.