|Date||Sunday 9 March 2001|
|Distance stage||53,5 km|
|Distance acum.||1298,5 km|
|Quality of signs||Good|
|Quality of the hike||C (good): nice, but a boring experience|
Today I walk the second day of my two day hiking trip.
I walk from dawn to sunset in the pouring rain. The trail goes downstream along the river Altmühl, and consequently along the canal connecting the Altmühl with the river Donau. It is a dark, quiet and boring day. The few villages that I am passing look deserted and everybody is indoors (I can’t blame them in this kind of weather). Near the village of Kelheim the Altmühl floots together with the Donau and the E8-trail goes left crossing the hills directly to the city of Regensburg. Due to a knee injury I do not make it up to Regensburg today. I decide to call it a day in the village of Sinzing, one of Regenburg’s suburbs.
I catch the train back home. While waiting for my connection, I order a plate of livercheese with backed potatoes and a fried egg (local specialty). Started in Amsterdam I have covered almost 1300 kilometers, and it was worth while all the efforts.