Vienna to the Black Sea and further...?

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Vienna to the Black Sea and further...?

Post by wfw13 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:42 am

Finally started from Vienna last Tuesday.
http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g32 ... 850e4d.jpg
Passed Bratslava ans Budapest -3 European Capitals in 2days - not bad.
http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g32 ... 575e08.jpg
Moved into Serbia on Saturday Morning. Border control was really easy! Friendly police, customs and border officials. Did not really expect that.
http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g32 ... ca44fb.jpg
Great weather so far.
http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g32 ... 28d2b4.jpg
http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g32 ... 8f8b9e.jpg
Plannig to stay in Belgrade till tomorow and then moving East again. The Thejo does great, no complaints no damages and a fuel consumption of 2l/hour,

Greetings (I hope all those Fotos work)

Wolfgang

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Re: Vienna to the Black Sea and further...?

Post by Crikey » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:16 pm

Das ist zehr schon Wolfgang! Try to zoom a little closer on the beaches next chance... :D
Love to be doing that.

Ross und Gabriele(Aachen)

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Re: Vienna to the Black Sea and further...?

Post by wfw13 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:40 pm

A last view on Belgrade Marina http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g32 ... 7cd143.jpg
And I've left off towards the Iron Gate. Here the first gorge passed http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g32 ... 6d032d.jpg
The depth is not bad http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g32 ... fa960c.jpg
Sunset at Ram http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g32 ... 6d2742.jpg
Then anchoring with King Decebal watching http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g32 ... 9d9f98.jpg
Djerdap I http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g32 ... 8efd05.jpg (the first sluice of the Iron Gate) and Djerdap II http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g32 ... 9cdd7d.jpg are quite impressive.
Arrived in Bulgaria now -more East to come
Wolfgang

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Re: Vienna to the Black Sea and further...?

Post by NiceAft » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:49 pm

Very nice 8)

Please keep on reporting your travels, and keep posting the photographs.

Thanks,

Ray

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Re: Vienna to the Black Sea and further...?

Post by wfw13 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:08 pm

Another overnight stay on a Danube island
http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g32 ... 02bd80.jpg
The bridge between Ruse and Giurgiu
http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g32 ... f3a8c0.jpg
And here something went terribly wrong
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Tomorrow I will clear into Romania and make the first steps into the Danube Delta
Greetings

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Re: Vienna to the Black Sea and further...?

Post by wfw13 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:49 am

Finally left the golden beaches of the Bulgarian Danube behind
http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g32 ... 31cd41.jpg
And moved into Romania. Had a few good days inthe Bulgarian countryside, met very frendly and openminded people (speaking their language would have helped, but not speaking it did not matter also)

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Re: Vienna to the Black Sea and further...?

Post by wfw13 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:57 am

A typical Lipovanian church
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The warning in the map was from 1997
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A typical morning on the Danube
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Greetings

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Re: Vienna to the Black Sea and further...?

Post by wfw13 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:42 am

Interesting day on the lower Danube. Took salute from the cranes in Galati,
http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g32 ... 63d7e7.jpg
met the first lot of seagoing vessels on the Danube
http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g32 ... 4957e6.jpg
and finally came alongside the steamship Republicca in Tulcea where Captain proudly showed me this 130year old beauty.
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Tomorrow it's off into the Daube Delta.
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Re: Vienna to the Black Sea and further...?

Post by NiceAft » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:56 pm

Keep those post's coming. You have captured my attention.

Ray

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Re: Vienna to the Black Sea and further...?

Post by wfw13 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:02 am

Arrived in Constanta on Sunday evening after a challenging 70nm on the Black Sea. Forecast promised 6kn of wind, it turned out to be 25kn Southwind and 2m short waves from the east  for the last 6 hours of the trip was no fun so I decided to end the journey here,  Will take the Thejo out of the water on Friday and drive her home.
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Greetings

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