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Small church on Romania's Danube coast
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Passing through the gorge
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Fortress of Golubovac
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Entering one of the many caves
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Tabula Traiana
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Decebalus Rex Dragan Fecit
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Location: Iron Gate Reservoir, Romania

Early on the morning of the 10th, the JDS2 passed over the Serbian border and into Romania and was joined by the Romanian National Team. Continuing the survey on one of the most beautiful parts of the Danube along the border between Serbia and Romania, Stations 60 (Iron Gate Reservoir) and 61 (Donji Milanovac) were sampled. Heading toward the town of Orsava for the night, the ships witnessed spectacular places such as the 120 meter deep Veliki Kazan gorge, which they had a chance to visit for a while, and many small caves. The photos taken from there really are worth a thousand words each.

Later that evening, the Romanian National Team brought good weather and a refreshing atmosphere, and helped with sample processing... until about midnight.

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