After leaving Linz, we traveled through the night to the town of Melk, with it’s magnificent monastery. When I was there in 1974 you could take all the pictures you wanted. But now pictures are forbidden in the actual monastery. You can still take plenty of pictures outside. That’s unfortunate, as the monastery is truly beautiful.

After leaving Melk, we floated through the Wachau Valley.

We ended our day at the town of Durnstein, where we visited a winery. It was a lovely day to float on the river – high in the upper 70s and sunny. It was that way for most of our trip – perfect weather!