Tuesday May 17, 2005, 89 km (55 miles) – Total so far: 2,930 km (1,821 miles)
We took a detour away from the Danube this morning to a town called Perg where Agata saw a specialist Austrian doctor about her leg injury. We turned up at the surgery without an appointment so were lucky he could fit her in. Apparently she has tendonitis and in addition to some cream and a bandage laced with anti-inflammatory drugs, the doctor has prescribed seven to ten days of rest. So we’ve decided to push on as far as Vienna and lay up for a few days.
Looking south we can already see the Alps far in the distance, the higher peaks are still looking very snow-covered. Melk is a charming little town packed with tourists, most here to see the famous Benedictine abbey.