Good morning on the Danube.
We are headed west, after making a hard left turn last night. So, the sunrise at 6:30AM is behind the boat a little.
We experienced a river lock episode about 5AM. There was a scratching sound in the pitch dark room – they told us to keep the blackout drapes closed, since you never know who might be next to your boat on the river. When I got up to peek out the drapes, we were just finishing our lock experience…rising up above ground with lights blazing out there.
We will have a daylight one later in the day.
Here’s Nancy reading as we glide along the now-Slovakian river bank.
Then, another lock comes up just after lunch. First, we are sunken way down, but just inches from the wall. Here’s the view from our room.
Our friends are in the ship’s Lounge, pretending everything is normal.
We docked in Vienna about 3 hours early….at a place which was not near “city center”…so we stayed aboard and relaxed…what a concept!
So, as Nancy says to Marilyn, “Let’s take these guys to the room and make some whoopee.”
Into the city later tonight for a concert.