Thursday, July 28, 2011
From Budapest to Baja (still Hungary)
We are leaving the beautiful city of Budapest and move further down stream. Our destination Baja. Again we leave under cloudy skies and it's not long or the rain starts. We have had rain of and on for the last 9 days now. However between the rain we enjoy some clear skies and even some sun as was the case this day.
The Danube is wide and deep, average 7 to 800 feet wide and anywhere from 25 to 30 feet deep.
Because the river is so wide the current is not quite as strong. However we still can make 9 to 10 kt easy.
Today we want to travel quite a distance (170 km) and we get to our destination just as a storm is looming ahead. We just made it before the rain, thunder and lightning as well as high winds. "Baja" is on a side arm about 3 or 4 km off the Danube. We tied up to a collection of barges and old work boats just before the wind and the rain was at it's worst.
The roast had been in the slow cooker all day and dinner was ready to enjoy. It was not long before the storm had passed and we noticed a perfect rainbow out the port side window.
We untied the boat and made our way to the marina in down town Baja.
We noticed right away a boat with a Canadian flag and low and behold..... other Canadian boaters.