So today was not so interesting and started a bit of a pain.
We finished being students, leaving our university campus accommodation in Krems
Found a nice little park first
Tried to see a bit of Krems (but it was very busy, looked more like a fancy shopping street and we were now late morning already), before giving up on that and getting going.
Deciding to cross back onto the South side of the river, as it was meant to be nicer, turned into a bit of a mission and took us nearly an hour to actually get on the right path. By the signage to Tulln, we went from 41km to 38km to back to almost 42km. Plus getting lost (along with at least two other groups). Then add in a suggested pretty deviation through vineyards, which was a narrow dirt track unsuitable for towing a trailer. Suddenly it was almost midday before we actually rode in the correct direct down the south bank! Thankfully Evie slept through it all!!
I am continually impressed by the effort they take with their cycle paths. This one runs across a bridge next to a very main duel carriage way, yet felt totally safe.
We got views of the impressive looking Göttweig Abbey up on a hill, but decided against visiting this one, due to time…. and effort of the hill!
Once we actually got going the going was good. Making the most of Evie sleeping we flew through about 25km before she woke. The scenery was pretty but unchanging today
And we were glad of the warm sunshine without being roasted!
Stopping for a picnic lunch that had been sat in the bag for a couple of days (mmmm) and a nappy change we continued to enjoy the river view. I was desperate for a swim but this place wasn’t suitable, with steep sides and a faster current.
Round the corner was a nuclear power station, built but never commissioned. I liked the fact it had banks of solar panels in front of it!
And then in front of it…. an alpine hut! Where of course we had to stop for a drink, not quite ‘Apres’, but almost
And I was very glad to see that the bikes we are riding clearly are for women, as they label their toilets with them!
Just round the corner at Zwentendorf I saw just what I had been on the lookout for all day. A swimming beach!!! I couldn’t get in much quicker!
Sadly Evie was not so amused today so she didn’t do more than get her toes wet and was happier back in clothes!
Onwards to Tulln, the last few kilometres of which kept crossing under the electric cables
We managed a little wander around Tulln , which has a few nice buildings. There is a couple of buildings from Roman times, and I love the doorway of this top building
And I reckon the base of the church must be pretty old to
And he church is yet another with a very impressive vaulted roof
Then to finish, some generally nice, are some old, but not Roman old, buildings
And then, finally time for dinner. Evie is getting more excited by mealtimes by the day. Which means she is harder to control sitting on your knee…. good job she likes cucumber and everything comes with at least a slice of cucumber. This way she can join in the meal!