Crossing the Danube at Krems on a very grey day. The Danube is now green and not blue. On my journey down the Blue Danube the river had been dirty brown murky grey green and blue. I think Mr Strauss romanticised his favourite river somewhat.
Melk is dominated by a Austrias most magnificent Baroque abbey which overlooks the River Danube. As I arrived there mid-morning it was a great place to stop for some Kaffe und Kuchen. In my case it was apfelstrudel lashings of cream and a coffee.
UNESCO World Heritage Site: Valley of the Temples at Agrigento in southern Sicily. Temple of Concordia viewed from the western end. It was built so that sailors out at sea could sea it and be guided home. It is certainly impressive
Dyffryn Fernant gardens are in the middle of nowhere down a narrow lane to a hidden valley. The interesting and slightly wild and eclectic gardens surround a crushed strawberry coloured cottage. Not what I expected.
The picturesque town of Durnstein has a dark side to its history. Richard the Lionhearted was interred in the castle above the town. The town is best viewed from the far side of the Danube but is worth visiting too.