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Monday, 10 October 2016

If this is Monday it must be Slovakia

After a short train journey from Vienna, I was in Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia. After quickly checking into my hotel, I headed for a paddle. Bratislava is only 65km downstream the Danube from Vienna. I was hoping for a paddle on the Danube and had found a SUP hire shop close to the river. So far so good ................

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Oh Vienna ....................

I love the colours on this picture!
This was the first part of the trip when I finally decided it would be wise to take my own SUP equipment away with me when I travel. Although I ultimately succeeded in SUPing on both parts of the trip, both experiences were less than ideal. I had booked in advance a stand up paddleboarding (SUP) tour of Vienna with a SUP business I had found online (through Facebook which is an excellent resource for finding SUP opportunities abroad). To be fair, the booking had been agreed subject to weather.

I was flying to Vienna on the Saturday, with the paddleboarding session scheduled for the Sunday. The week leading up to my trip, I was checking the weather forecast for Vienna on the BBC weather webpage. Everyday it was looking great. All was well.

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