When the sun rises over the water in the foggy morning day and the noisy frogs can still be heard, we get get up to take the boat on the narrow canals lined with reeds and water lily flowers.
The active fishermen are already present, with their rods in the water, anxious waiting for a catch. Nature, awakening to a new day, never ceases to amaze us with its vibrant and colored life. Pelicans group in circles around schools of fish to herd them onto shallow waters where they can more easily catch, being helped by the hungry groups of the black cormorants.
Next to Letea village, located on the sandbank with the same name, a special delight of nature can be seen – a tropical forest with climbing plants and secular oaks, stud of wild horses roaming occasionally the place, in search for shade.
At Sulina the river meets the sea. The lighthouse and a wrecked vessel witness the moment, flocks of gulls, or the majestic pelicans completing the image. Every morning the sun rises silently from the sea, the fishermen boats being present on their way to the sea or back home. We're there, part of the image, as well as during the afternoon when the sun sets easy through the villagers fishing nets that cover the water surface.
The population has foreign ancestors (Russian and Ukraine mainly, but Turkish, as well), their culinary traditions and folk customs being another reasons to share with us some moments here. The food is fish based mostly - one can start with a carp roe salad with sunflower oil and onions, but also pike salad with lemon juice. Then the soup: a sturgeon (or catfish) soup, also called starceak (“little sturgeon”), with boiled vegetables and drizzled with grated tomatoes or tomato juice, is a popular dish from the village of Sfântu Gheorghe; pepperoni or garlic mayonnaise, also known as sarmusak (from Turkish name for garlic - sarimsak), are served with it. The most popular soup is made from a selection of fish - bream, catfish, crucian carp, pike, zander, carp or tench. After cooking, the fish is served separately with diced potatoes, and the vegetable soup is served with garlic sauce and pepperoni. And the feast continues....
The length of the trip starts from 4 days. Longer the trip, more chances to enrich your memories with vivid images from Danube Delta.