86km Komárom to Vojka
Another day, another eight hours of scorching sun. Our recipe for getting through the heat includes an early start, a long lunchtime nap, stops at every cemetery to refill our bottles with cold water and wet our t-shirts and the occasional beer. With this combination we manage to stay on our bikes for quite a few kilometers, although we continue to be amazed at how much the heat builds and how long it sticks around. Even now, as the sun is setting, we still find it too warm to go to sleep. Happily we have a nice view to admire as we wait for the temperature to drop. We spent the last stretch of our day on the Danube Cycle Trail – yes, we finally found it! We crossed its path late in the afternoon and followed the paved bike path along the Danube river for about an hour before we set up camp on the canal bank. As we cycled we watched many barges making their way up and down the river, carrying their loads through huge sets of locks. Farms made up the main sights earlier in the day, along with the seemingly endless fields of sunflowers and wheat. Most of the hay has been cut now and farmers are out great numbers shaping the hay into bales.