A getaway to the Danube Delta

We left Galati at 7.30 in the morning and got on the ferryboat to cross the Danube river and reach Murighiol, Tulcea. Took us about 3 hours to check-in at „Pensiunea La Traian”. Accommodation was $50/night/room with breakfast included.

La Traian, Murighiol, Tulcea, Delta Dunarii, Romania, Europa

The hosts are very friendly and let us check in as soon as we arrived and so we were able to book and go for a two hours boat ride on Danube Delta before it got too crowded.

Danube Delta

Next day some of us went for a fishing ride and caught the sunrise and some bluegills aka bibani.

A pair of pelicans

Towards evening we went for a walk and watched the birds and the sunset.

A family of storks

Overall for 3 days and 2 nights we (4 people) spent only $500 for peace and quality time. Pictures narrate more that I do.

Wild life

Few facts about Danube Delta geology we find on Danube Delta – Wikipedia.

The modern Danube Delta began to form after 4000 BCE in a bay of the Black Sea when the sea rose to its present level. A sandy barrier blocked the Danube bay where the river initially built its delta. Upon filling the bay with sediment, the delta advanced outside this barrier-blocked estuary after 3500 BCE, building several successive lobes: the St. George I (3500–1600 BCE), the Sulina (1600–0 BCE), the St. George II (0 BC–present) and the Chilia or Kilia (1600 CE–present). Several other internal lobes were constructed in the lakes and lagoons bordering the Danube Delta to the north (Chilia I and II) and toward the south (Dunavatz). Much of the alluvium in the delta and major expansion of its surface area in the form of lobes resulted from soil erosion associated with the clearing of forests in the Danube basin during the 1st and 2nd millennium. Geologist Liviu Giosan told The New York Times: Probably 40 percent of the Delta was built in the last 1000 years. Finding that was like a eureka moment.

Danube Delta

Out of the blue

“It is easier to tell a person what life is not, rather than to tell them what it is. A child understands weeds that grow from lack of attention, in a garden. However, it is hard to explain the wild flowers that one gardener calls weeds, and another considers beautiful ground cover.”
― Shannon L. Alder

Admiration

“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.”. – Zen Shin.

“Every flower must grow through dirt.”– Laurie Jean Sennott

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”. – Audrey Hepburn.

“Open the bloom of your heart and become a gift of beauty to the world.”– Bryant McGill

Lacramioara

“Do not grieve over temptations you suffer. When the Lord intends to bestow a particular virtue on us, He often permits us first to be tempted by the opposite vice. Therefore, look upon every temptation as an invitation to grown in a particular virtue and a promise by God that you will be successful, if only you stand fast.”
― St. Philip Neri

Semnele primaverii

“Splendoarea trandafirului si puritatea crinului nu pot rapi parfumul micutei violete, nici farmecul simplu al margaretei. Daca orice gingasa floare si-ar dori sa fie un trandafir, primavara si-ar pierde frumusetea.”

Therese de Lisieux

“The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.”

Inspirational

“As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.”
― Virginia Woolf

“Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.”
― Katharine Hepburn

“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.”
― Yves Saint Laurent

“Why does a woman work ten years to change a man, then complain he’s not the man she married?”
― Barbra Streisand