Cruising the Iron GatesJuly 3, 2016 in Romania
Today was very restful as we sailed between Serbia and Bulgaria for the day. The scenery today is incredible sitting on deck eating and drinking on a lovely warm day.
The Iron Gates is 134k stretch of gorges that were cut through the Carpathian and Balkan mountains over eons by the Danube River. The gorges act as a natural border between Serbia and Romania. It is also one of the swiftist and dangerous sections of the river before 2 dams were built. Construction of the dams began in 1964 andf took 20 years to complete which has dramatically altered the area's landscape raising the water level by 114 feet and drowned several islands and villages.Read more