We started out at 8:30 because we knew there were only two ferries that took 15 passengers/ bikes at a time. We didn't want to be at the back of the 125 person pack! Second ferry put us ahead of the gang.
Beautiful road along the Danube shared by cars and bikes. A quiet ride. We wondered: is it a holiday?
We noted the Stations of the Cross along the path and memorials. A very Christian country.
We rode with our new Australian friends Lynette and Roger. They travel a lot! A second marriage for both and traveling has been their commitment! We laughed that they have seen more of the US then us!
Roger admits, "when you live in Australia, there is no going on a short holiday... 3 weeks minimum"
He is a retired superintendent of schools and had been involved with the government on developing lesson plans!
She is a successful financial advisor. Together they share 4 daughters and a couple of grand children.
We rode at an easy pace. Stopping for photos. Hundreds of swans littered the waters. The birds were everywhere. The water fowl on the Danube on our left and the forest was alive with song birds on our left.
We were alone most of the ride. We took two ferries across the Danube in order to get to our destination. For two euros you got carted across the river and a shot of schnapps! (Um, no thank you...its 9 am)
Schnapps here is not the peppermint Americans are used to. Schnapps here is more of Elderberry. Reminded me of cough syrup.
We happened upon a bag piper right after we had conversation about how loud they were. He was on his lunch hour. He came to the river side because his wife said it was too loud to play in the house! SMART WIFE!
There were many gifts along the way! The simple pleasures of completing the 28 miles, the yummy packed lunch, finding a grocery to bring food and drink on Board and the crazy beautiful river side ride... Made us pause...
You can make anything happen! Grab those opportunities!
(no photos, takes too much internet power😂😎)