July 25th, 2011

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Monday July 25, Galati.

Monday, July 25th, 2011
Monday morning:
I woke up to a fairly dense fog. But by 7 it had cleared enough to set off. By 9 I was tied up in Galati to one of the two river tour boats that belong to the local university. My two nights in Braila were free, compliments of my hosts. And the same here. They consider it a pleasure to have me along side and ask me many questions about my travels. Braila was a good stop. On Sauturday night it seemed that the entire population of the town from age 14 till 25 was parading on the river side boulevard. There are a ton of discos, side walk cafes, charcoal grills, etc. Older people also come out to be seen and meet their friends on the benches along the boardwalk. Braila is supposed to have the most beautiful women of Romania. I saw plenty of them.

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There is not much here to take pictures of, so, I add a few from Friday/Sunday.

Monday evening: I already have most of the toe rail installed. Mark and his joinery carpenter came back in the early afternoon with the toe rail all molded to the pattern in a very nice quality Teak. Mark did this Pro Bono….. How come I am so priviliged to meet these generous people? My host on the river boat I am tied on to, came and helped me install the toe rail.  I need to predrill the second scarfed section tomorrow and then I should be ready to move on again. My host let me use his hot shower on the boat.