Day 30 33km July 22
I was on the water at 7am, half an hour later than the last couple of days. I wake up at 5.30 anyway. I’m not sure if it’s the rustling from other paddlers as they get ready or if it’s because the sun is up. Oh well, if I am awake I might as well get up.
The water was calm today with little wind. I was hoping for more wind to cool me. The temperature was in the low 30’s today.
My new routine is to get up and get on the water straight away. After an hour and a half or so I stop on a peaceful bank and eat my yoghurt and muesli and bread and jam.
There are a lot of sandy banks in this stretch. Yesterday being Sunday there were a lot of small boats and families enjoying these features. Today there are only the keen fishermen’s encampments.
This couple passed me, two organised paddlers are quicker than one. They obviously cannot fit all their luggage under the deck.
I rarely see a village on the side of the river as they are hidden behind trees but today was an exception.
There are some lucky people who have houses on the bank of the river and each house seems to have its own slipway
Today was a milestone day, I passed the 1455km marker on the River Bank. (These markers measure the distance to the Black Sea)
The significances of this is that I have paddled 1,000 km since I set off 30 days ago. And of course have 1,455 left to travel.
I celebrated with a banana
Approaching Mohács I passed the industrial part. A barge is being loaded with ???
The town looks inviting. I’m sure they will have some ice cream shops.
Yes I did find an ice cream shop. It was excellent.