Murighiol and Enisala

We had been planning for months to go out on a weekend photo tour in the Danube Delta and last week we finally managed to get there. We decided to stay in Murighiol and from there to take boat trips to the nearby lakes and spend one afternoon at the site of the Enisala fortress.

Last Friday we took a 5 hour long afternoon boat trip. We started from Murighiol, went upstream the Sf.Gheorghe arm until we reached Uzlina and then through a series of narrows canals we got to the Uzlina village, Isacov and the nearby smaller lakes. Here is map of the Danube Delta to get a better picture of our journey.

For Saturday morning we had originally planned an early morning boat tour to experience the sunrise on the Danube Delta lakes. A few too many late Friday night drinks on top of some photography discussions made us change our minds and decide to get some proper sleep and spent Saturday afternoon at Enisala.

The village Enisala (Turkish for New Village) is the site of a fortress dominating the nearby lakes (previously gulfs) of Razelm and Babadag. Dating to the late 13th century it was built either by the Genoese or the Byzantines to control the travel routes that passed through the region. The fortress has an irregular polygonal plan and quadrilateral towers. A part of the second precinct vestige has been preserved. The fortress’s three hexagonal towers are the only ones of this type found in the whole region of Dobrogea and have been interpreted as a sign of the builders Western origin.

With a guilty conscience of not sticking to the original plan we got up at 6 am on Sunday morning and finally took the early morning boat tour.

After having spent 3 days in the Danube Delta we can honestly say is was fabulous and we only wish we could have stayed for at least one whole week. You don’t have to be a photographer to be amazed by such a trip but if you are one you’re in for a treat.

No matter what type of photography you prefer the Danube Delta delivers: Looking for gorgeous landscapes? Look no further! Interested in macro photography? All the critters and bugs in the world live there! Crazy about wildlife photography? Bring a telephoto lens and you’ll never want to leave the Delta!

Below you’ll find the photo collections of each of our members. Enjoy them and be sure to visit the Danube Delta!

Dana Stavaru’s photos

Lucian Nistor’s photos

Andrei Morar’s photos

Adel Al-Haddad’s photos

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