Along the Danube to Vienna Saturday, 9/27/14

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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.

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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.

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Our friends are in the ship’s Lounge, pretending everything is normal.

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Then, we see the light again…and the grass, too.DSC_0243

DSC_0244Looking out the Lounge window at the bow…almost ready to roll on.

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!

DSC_0239We could have played chess on the upper deck, but it was a bit blustery for that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, as Nancy says to Marilyn, “Let’s take these guys to the room and make some whoopee.”

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Into the city later tonight for a concert.

More later.

chiproach

Lifelong Philadelphia area Realtor. Now a 10-year citizen of Sanibel, Florida. Married to Nancy for 53 years. Three children (2 in Devon; 1 in Steamboat Springs, CO) and 5 grandkids. Helping with charities involving poverty, kids and education.

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