National Geographic : 1965 Jul
YUGOSLAVIA Unexpected friend, the Russian captain of the cruise ship Amur invites bearded Bill Fitzhugh and companions to breakfast aboard. In return, Bill presented the skip per with a Polaroid portrait. Popping up like genies, visi tors appeared at every campsite. Outside Veliko Gradiste, grand mothers and their grandchildren watch the author set up camp. Like wagon trains in the Ameri can West, the travelers arranged tents and canoes in a circle with gear piled in the center. To keep out the curious, they tried to con fine all interesting activity to the outside of the perimeter. But even simple camp chores proved fas cinating to the callers. Danube shallows (opposite) near Novi Slankamen fill a farm er's barrels and provide bath and drinking trough for horses. Munching fresh corn on the cob, Dan Dimancescu entertains an audience of 75.