As alluded to in the last post, our boat left without us and we were to re-board it for lunch at Visegrad a bit upriver. So once back on board I guess we can officially claim to have started our cruise up the Danube. On the map our journey looked like this. We started in Hungary (Budapest) and traveled through Austria and Germany to Nuremberg. At that point we disembarked and took a coach to Prague in the Czech Republicfor a final two days.
Modern castles can also be seen
Lunch on the afternoon of June 22nd was followed by the requisite nautical safety drill. We were sternly told that although the river seems placid and we are often within spitting distance of the shore, that the currents are strong and deadly.
|Our First Mate|
|His view from the wheelhouse|