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The second longest European river, Danube, on its 2850 km long way towards the Black Sea makes many sudden twists and turns. One of them is near Stara Palanka on the Northern and Ram on the Southern river bank, close to the border between Serbia and Romania. The river is wide at this place, before it enters the Iron Gate. It is especially wide in early Spring, when the water is high and many of the nearby fields are flooded. This is a prefect place for the river to deposit some of the material it has being carrying. The driftwood. The people recognize its importance and are collecting it. Some of the pieces are bigger, some smaller, there are very big logs too. I was for a while watching three men trying to get a really big log out of the water, using a tractor. It didn't work the way they have planned, and I didn't have the time to stay any longer, but I hope they were successful in the end. Next to the every boathouse there is a pile of driftwood. After collecting it, people dry and saw the wood, preparing it for the sale. I was pleasantly surprised to see how beautiful some of the pieces are. Like a gift from the river, already polished by the water and sun.

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