Tuesday 12 July
Woke up at 5.30 - sailing through the countryside - tree lined riverbanks. At 9 am we entered the Gabcikova Lock - the first lock of 68 that we encounter during the trip and also the largest lock through which we travel. Four river cruisers can use the lock at one time. We then had a safety drill where we reported to designated locations on the top deck and put on life jackets. Before lunch there was a presentation on what to expect in Bratislava today and Vienna tomorrow.
The Danube forms the boundary between Hungary and Slovakia.
As in Hungary cars often park on the footpath. OH&S does not appear to be the issue it is in Australia with uneven footpaths and concrete and metal obstacles making transversing pedestrian areas a challenge.