We had a very good breakfast and left Familie Kuntzsch about 8:50 am via the back garden! Herr Kuntzsch showed us the most direct and pleasant way to the Elbe. Today we walked beside the Elbe, on the stop bank all the way to Kranichau. We finished up in the grounds of a large farm but were able to escape via some large metal gates which were fortunately open at the time of our arrival. I don't think enough use is made of the stop bank as a rural pathway for walkers. It doesn't need tar seal, heaven forfend, it just needs someone to cut the grass.
There was a good wind and the walking was very pleasant, thanks to Compeed!
We then went more inland, through cornfields to a village called Wessnig, having donned our wet weather gear due to a short sharp shower. We stopped at a cafe in Wessnig for coffee and cake (note diet change with lower temperatures) and then headed back to the Elbe near Kunzwerda. We then had a good walk all the way to Torgau. Rain threatened but never eventuated.
We could have gone more inland via Pflukuff bit it sounded to me like they didn't want visitors, so we gave it a miss. There is a photo below but sadly no town name plate.
We arrived in Torgau only slightly puffed and retied to our Pension (Altes Bootshaus) to wash our clothes and shower. Note it appears here the reception gives preference to locals.Later in the evening we walked around the town and had a meal at a very busy Italien restaurant. With hindsight we could have usefullybhad a second day in Torgau.
Todays walk, for the statisticians, was only 17.3 km.
We have now managed to get bookings as far as Elster. Tomorrow's walk should no be too bad, at 29ºC but on Friday and Saturday it is predicted to reach 36ºC !!!!