Something totally different now, a photo diary of my recent river cruise. Booked with Riviera Travel for a week starting at Budapest and cruising along the Danube up stream as far as Linz, Austria. We arrived in Buda and boarded our ship 'Emily Bronte' late afternoon, shown to our cabin and plenty of time to get acquainted with the ship. The ship was commissioned this year, so brand new.....137 metres long and 11.5 metres wide with marble interiors and designated five star. Catered for 169 people with 49 crew,
Corridor to Cabins
Next morning we had arrived at Esztergom, Hungary where after breakfast we boarded a 'Noddy Train' which took us up to the old cathedral, said to hold 8000 people. Esztergom was the main residence of the rulers of Hungary a 1000 years ago and still remains the principal archdiocese of the country.
Going ashore for cathedral tour
Managed to see a black redstart here
View down to the Danube and our ship
Back to the ship at midday for lunch and then an afternoon cruise up river to Bratislava, Slovakia arriving late evening, on route saw a heron, mallards, crows and black-headed gulls, very little birding. Afternoon tea, wow, cakes and gateaux galore then at 7.00 pm a four course dinner.........seating was where you can, so we met lots of people.