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The Elbe, looking rather full. It's flowing quite fast too. In the middle is one of the many small f...
The Elbe, looking rather full. It's flowing quite fast too. In the middle is one of the many small ferries which operate across the river.Some can carry a few cars but this one is just for pedestrians and bikes.

The river Elbe has caused problems for me before. In 2003, I remember having difficulty finding a way across it at Hamburg, near its mouth. My 2006 trip was the closest I have come to reaching my intended destination for a cycling trip without cheating but even then I ended up taking a ferry across the Elbe near Magdeburg. This year, I don't have any specific plans for the trip and I'm not too bothered about getting help. After all, I took two taxis in Hagen and I used several escalators in Leipzig yesterday. I still want to see if I can get away without using these boats though.


UTC Time: 12:10, Saturday 05 June 2010
Local Time: 14:10, Saturday 05 June 2010
Estimate of longitude: 13 14' 28.25" E = 13.241180
Estimate of latitude: 51 21' 0.00" N = 51.350000
Possible error on position estimate: 50 metres