Cycling the Lower Danube. Euro Velo Route 6. Day 3 Part 1.

This was the day we entered the gorge that leads eventually to the Iron Gates.  When Patrick Leigh Fermor visited it in the 1930s the Danube here was still unchecked, and for 100 miles rushed between a succession of narrow defiles, swirling and crashing.  All this was changed when Romania and Yugoslavia built a huge dam and hydroelectric plant, raising the river level, drowning riverside towns and villages, and slowing the torrent.  Nonetheless, it’s still impressive.

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Rather like a Norwegian fjord at this point – clouds too !

 

 

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