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Sep 12, 2018 - A day in the Danube Delta

After breakfast, we walked down to the harbor for our boat ride. It was a 5 minute walk. 10 of us boarded a speed boat while Dris, Patty and Guermo went in a smaller motor boat. We were to spend the whole day on the Danube delta, stopping at a coupe of islands. The Danube Delta is one of the largest wetlands in the world and a UNESCO protected area of ecologically significant lagoons, channels and marshes. There are around 30 different ecosystems, putting is just behind the Galapagos and the Great Barrier Reef in terms of biodiversity....

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Sep 29, 2014 - A brief report

OMG! We put in a long day on bikes today, but it was our last cycling day. Tomorrow we will be taken to the Bucharest, spend the night in a hotel, then take an EARLY flight to the CZ Republic. It will be a nice change of scenery. A little background: We have been unable to access websites for most of this trip, therefore few entries. I didn't take notes either so this entry will be a brief summary. Our bike & barge trip in Croatia had wonderful weather, good cycling equipment, great accommodations, & plenty of delicious food. Villages were...

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Sep 4, 2008 - Tulcea & the Danube Delta

By 0800 we had walked 400 meters from the ship to board smaller craft that would take us through the narrower channels of the Danube Delta. The idea for the early start was that birds and wildlife would be more active earlier in the morning. Our ship guide, Natalia, was bundled up in a coat but had not warned us of a possible morning chill on the delta which was indeed the case. But this is the only fault I can find with her during our two weeks with the group. Thus, I give a pass on this oversight. When entering a main channel of the...

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Sep 3, 2008 - Tulcea, Romania

By the time I awoke at 0930 we were in Romanian waters. In fact, we had exited the Black Sea and were heading westward into one of the three main channels of the Danube River delta. The delta covers hundreds of square miles and has been designated a UNESCO biosphere. There is much ecological damage still to be repaired, as is the case with most of the world’s great rivers but there seem to have been changes in the right direction during the past two decades. The delta teems with birdlife. It lies halfway between than North Pole and the...

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