After we explored the ruins it was time for us all to go our separate ways. All of Erin's friends were headed back to their respective towns and Erin and I decided to head to the small village of Sfantu Gheorghe located where the Sfantu Gheorghe arm of the Danube River meets the Black Sea. The only way to get to Sfantu Gheorghe is by ferry. The ferry leaves from Tulcea, but also makes a stop at Mahmudia, a town a short distance from Murighiol. So we caught the ferry in Mahmudia instead of driving all the way back to Tulcea. There is a fast ferry and a slow ferry. We debated for awhile about which ferry we should take. In the end we decided on the slow ferry, which turned out to be a mistake. It took about three hours for us to get to Sfantu Gheorghe. Luckely we got there just before sunset, so we booked it to the Black Sea to check it out while we still had some light. At this point we thought we were only going to stay one night in Sf. Gheorghe. However, we learned that the ferry left at 7:00 in the morning, we both wanted to see a bit more of the village than we had, so we discussed it and decided it would be worth it to stay two nights instead of just one.
After we returned from the black sea, Erin and I had a great dinner of chicken soup with a side of sausage, cheese and tomatoes that our host at the pinsiune had made. Oh, Suzie had been here the week before and really liked the pinsiune she stayed at so she gave us the name and number and we were able to stay there too. This pinsiune was much nicer than the one in Murighiol and the woman was great--very friendly.