Sunday, 12 August 2007

7th August (Day 20) 40km cycling outside of Krakow

Went for a cycle along the river today. It was a gloriously sunny day, and it was great to get out of town and away from people. Cycling without the ‘luggage’ was excellent too, like having two different bikes. We made our way along the river, at first on good cycle paths, but then on potholed gravel paths, that finally dwindled to a track in the mud. We had a bite to eat beside a lake, disturbing the resident ducks in the process. They took off and swam around the other side of the lake, ignoring the bits of cake we were lobbing at…to…them :-)

On the way back we blatted up a hill to a monastery that is in the process of being done up. Glorious views of the surrounding countryside. Then it was back to Krakow to plan our exit from Poland to Budapest.