Deggendorf to Inzell.
Distance: 102 km.
Time: 5 hrs 9 min.
Speed. 19.7 km/hr.
Distance so far: 2372 km.
AHR: 99 beats/min.
Feet climbed today: 907 ft.
Punctures so far: 1
Weather: Warm and sunny all day. Slight wind from south-east.
Up early and ready to leave at 8.15 after breakfast and 2 prepared rolls packed away for the lunch. To my horror, my camera had gone on the blink. The screen remained dead although it was still recording images. It did flash on and off a few times. This is disaster.
I continued to take photos with it, but no viewfinder, no instant playback....just like the old days. I changed batteries, tried every combination of button clicks but no luck. It seems that it has had its day....not bad after 7 years. Judge yourself the photos that I took as far as Passau....all taken in the dark.
(All photos up to this point taken in the dark)
I spent a few hours in Passau for old times sake. Passau is known as the three-rivers-city as the Inn joins from the south and the Ilz joins the Danube from the north.
I made tracks to a big shopping mall on Bahnhof Strasse to replace my camera. It had an extensive camera shop (Saturn) but it was down a floor. I didn’t care to park my bike on the street so my laden-bike travels with me down on the escalator. I happened on a very friendly guy in Saturn (Fuchs) who assisted me no end in putting me up and running again in terms of travel images with a Panasonic Lumix. Pity that Saturn don’t take VISA.
For lunch (normally on the road) I resorted to a nearby coffee shop on Ludwigsplatz, principally because there were sockets available to charge up my new battery. I took my time over the coffee and sandwich.
I tarried a few hours in Passau before cycling on, on the northern side of the Danube.
My route cycled along between the road and the river. River traffic by now has increased a lot between barges, cruisers and small tourist craft.
Just before I finished today’s 102 km scheduled distance I had to cycle around the Schlogen Loop.
Another fulfilling day although it started out with a possible disastrous technological disaster.
And into a new country in this trek across Europe.
Thank God for the health and for the energy.