Sunday, June 14, 2015

Biking and boating down the Danube

First day on the MS Theodor Korner which is a very comfortable way to cycle the Danube. We arrived in Passau yesterday after a rather tiring journey from Gatwick via Munich.
Once on board about 5pm we sailed down river during the evening and night to  Mauthausen. Very hot restless night although cabin reasonable size for the three of us. (Jerry, Sue and Gill).
This morning after a hearty breakfast we cycled to the nearby concentration camp. Good museum there but a depressing place.
We then cycled on to Clam Castle (about 30 kms) which typically was at the top of a rather long hill. Then all down hill to our stop for the night in Grein.
Tonight we visit the city theatre at Grein which is the oldest in middle Europe.
The weather has been very hot and sticky today with the inevitable 'headwind blowing upstream on the Danube. The river is fast flowing and looking rather more brown than blue. We thought about swimming but were warned against a dip until further downstream.
It is supposed to be cooler tomorrow which will make more pleasant cycling.

Tonight we visit the city theatre at Grein which is the oldest in middle Europe.
The weather has been very hot and sticky today with the inevitable 'headwind blowing upstream on the Danube. The river is fast flowing and looking rather more brown than blue. We thought about swimming but were warned against a dip until further downstream.
It is supposed to be cooler tomorrow which will make more pleasant cycling.