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Melk /Durnstein, Austria - Thursday, 4 August 2011

18 °C

Woke up this morning to rain and it is very cool. Rang Mum for her 90th birthday - it was 6.30 am here and 2.30 pm in Toowoomba. She sounded like her old self.

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Went to Melk Abbey.

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Had a tour and then a short organ concert. Baroque architecture is not my style, however, it was so over the top and amazing. The organ in the abbey was nice.

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We walked back to the ship via the Black Forest. Sailing for Durnstein this afternoon. Phil is having a massage because his shoulder is sore after his fall yesterday on the cobblestones.

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Went ashore at Durnstein and wandered around. Very quaint village and very steep. Took some good photos and walked back to the ship. Sun now shining.

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After dinner the crew entertained us with a "Crew Show". Very funny. After the show, I danced for an hour with Ann and another lady - golfers from Orange - the most exercise I've had for almost three weeks. Another night of going to bed at midnight.

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Phil phoned Makis and arranged to meet with him and Anetta in Vienna tomorrow.

Posted by gaddingabout 18:09 Archived in Austria

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