We are in Germany, last night in Passau and tonight in Bogen.
Passau is a lovely city at the junction of three rivers: the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz. Because so much water comes into the Danube at one point, Passau suffered terrible flooding three weeks ago. Near the river the water rose more than 3 m (10 feet) above street level, filling basements, submerging the ground floor of buildings and flooding the floor above. The cleanup in three weeks is remarkable. Many businesses near the river are closed, but many are open already. The street level floor of the small pension we stayed in was a mess of walls being torn out, but upstairs the business was running.
The section between Passau and Vienna is the most popular part of the Danube cycle path and for good reason: it is dramatic with steep hills and bends in the river, and there are pretty towns along the way. It makes an easy one week bike trip with an interesting city at each end. Now that we are beyond that section, the number of cyclists has dropped and the path is less developed.
Inge should have birthdays more often. Today we had some sunshine, no rain and no headwind.