The Sun Deck – Waschau Valley, Austria | Somewhere In Time Travel Photo.
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Welcome to the Wachau Valley in Austria. Beautiful isn’t it?
This photo was taken on the top sun deck on the Sound Of Music river boat as we cruised down the Danube, as part of our tour with Gate 1. This was one of my favorite parts of the trip because the scenery was truly outstanding. One glance will have you humming “The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Music” and you would be 100% accurate. Even though we took a day trip to Salzburg (of The Sound Of Music fame) on this trip, the views still did not compare to the couple of hours we spent rolling down this section of the Danube.
Being on the boat while cruising through the Wachau Valley ended up being a really reflective time for me. Something about the peaceful rhythm of being on a slow moving boat coasting on a mostly waveless river surrounded by stunning landscape can do that to a person. It was cold on the top deck (that will happen when you take a cruise in mid-November) but it was so serene and quiet. Even though I knew there was a hot wine beverage waiting for me inside, I just that I couldn’t pull myself from away.
I perched myself upon the long end of the deck, thinking my thoughts, listening to the waves as they gave way below the boat and glistened in the sun. I fell in love with the shadows – they appeared sharp and stoically, then disappeared just as quick when the sun dodged in and out of the clouds.
Other people kept to themselves mostly appreciating the views or each other. There was quite a bit of hand holding and romance rekindling on the sun deck.
Just as I was taking everything in, this couple walked by completely in their own world. They became the rock, the moving rock that anchors this photo yet makes me a bit envious. I am sometimes too tough on the outside, I don’t let moments like this happen to me. I see them all the time, yet I am never in them. I know it’s my own fault too, Randy and I have a fantastic relationship. I’m just a jaded, cynical grain of sand that’s afraid of becoming a moving rock.
This couple did not have that problem, or if they did the Wachau Valley solved them. In any case, I should thank them because I love this image. It’s my favorite from the entire trip and without them it just wouldn’t be the same.
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**Although Gate 1 hosted us on this trip, our views and opinions are always our own.