|One of the many picturesque doorways/streets/houses/etc in Durnstein|
|And picturesque gates, too.|
|The ferry to the other side of the Danube|
|Greg & Kathy in the courtyard of a small inn.|
|The local cemetery and Randy (red shirt) with Paul and Jim, husbands of Patsy and Susan, about whom there will be more later.|
|Yolanda at the gate into the cemetery|
|These are the bones (yuck!) of people who died in town but couldn't be buried in the picturesque graves.|
|Randy and a view of Durnstein and it's ruined castle on the hill. Richard the Lionhearted was held here for ransom oh so many years ago.|
|Our boat and one other, the Amalyra plus another docked nearby made about 500 tourists in town.|
She’ll become a new friend, this I’ll bet.
She’s as nice as can be,
Shares her drinks with me free,
And she owns a brand new red Corvette!
And I hope I’m not turning your crank;
I think you’re just swell,
Family, husband as well,
You’re really a great gal for a Yank!
And for that I think you’re just dandy.
Trading room cards was fun,
We had each other on the run
But next time make sure I get Randy!
Just be happy and here is the rest.
Drink wine when you thirst,
Laugh and love till you burst
And your whole life will truly be blessed!
|All of us in our "It's a Ryan thing; You wouldn't understand" shirts. I think everybody on the ship knows us. Certainly after the serenade and the poem last night they do!|
|L-R, Patsy reading her poem to me, Jim (Patsy's husband), me, Paul, and the wonderful singer, Susan.|
|My cake. As if you couldn't tell!|
|Just one picturesque sight after another.|
|And one ruined castle after another.|
|Have I mentioned picturesque villages before?|
|Impossible to see on the photo, but this ferry has no power. It is attached to a guy wire across the river and the power of the current pulls it across and back without an engine or motor of any kind.|
|What a tough life. We are having to wait for Ferris to bring us our drinks. The drink of the day is a Seabreeze.|
|You've heard of dancing around a Maypole, well, here's the Maypole.|
|One of our friends deliberately running in front of the photo I was trying to take.|
|This is what I was trying to take a photo of, Kathy & Ken|
|Last year's flood was well above the top line on this marker on the white house.|
|You want me to build a castle WHERE? That will be extra!|
|Up THERE? Seriously?|
|Kathy and Ken doing selfies in the Piano Bar.|
|There are rabbits on the roof of this church for no discernible reason.|
|Seven rabbits. Nobody has any idea why.|