Today’s terribly rough trip up the Danube from Krems to Melk:
Ride about 15km.
“Eine Espresso, bitte.”
Ride another 15km or so.
Stop for picnic lunch alongside the river. Admire ruined schloss above river.
Ride another dozen clicks.
“Yes, it is beer o’clock…” Watch riverboats go past.
Ride another fifteen clicks or so, arrive Melk. Drop bike at jungendherberge, see old town and massive palace/monastery.
The rain even held off until we got to town.
We’ve left the plains around Vienna and are into the dramatic hill country for now, towns and villages jammed in between the hills and the river.
Rough day, hope it stays like this the rest of the trip!