We had two violent thunderstorms during the night and a third one was finishing just before breakfast.
We left early, in fine weather and had just a short walk to reach the West bank of the Elbe. The surrounding land was pretty flat, mainly farmland and we passed our biggest flock of sheep to date. They seemed to have no problem understanding my yorkshire baaa. In fact I had the longest "sheep chat" of my many walks.
We passed an old castle, Pillnitz, on the far bank and a bit further on stopped at a small bakery for cakes and coffee. This was our first lunch stop in over 30 days walking! As we left the bakery the clouds darkened and we soon had to don waterproof clothing. There was a short thunderstorm, which we waited out, and then we walked for a while to dry off.
The route alternated between suburbs and green open areas where 'betreten' was 'verboten'. As we approached Dresden the land on the far bank rose up to accommodate old chateaux with vineyards.
It was a very pleasant walk
For the statisticians among you, today's walk was 19km.