Monday 21st October 2019
Holy Places Visited
- Katolícky Kostol Svätej Márie Magdalény [“Catholic Church of Saint Mary Magdelene”], Rusovce
- Evanjelický Kostol v Rusovciach [“Evangelical Church in Rusovce”], Rusovce (exterior)
- Kostol Svätý Michala Archanjela [“Church of Saint Michael the Archangel”], Čunovo (exterior)
- Batthyány-Kápolna [“Batthány Chapel”], Dunakiliti
Approximately 16 km (10 miles)
It was an unseasonably warm day, with temperatures reaching up to 22°C (71½°F). I visited the nearby Catholic Church, dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene, and an Evangelical Church.
I then walked past what seemed to be an abandoned castle and on into some beautiful, autumnal woodland. I saw a sign that had the symbol of a shell, indicating that I was on a pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. The forest track continued all the way to the next town of Čunovo, where I visited another church, this one dedicated to the Archangel Michael.
Here I rejoined the cycle way from yesterday, that runs alongside the “Leachate Channel”, a shallow canal that runs parallel to the Danube River.
I walked on to the nearby Hungarian border. Where once there was a checkpoint and guards, now there are just sign posts, an open barrier and an abandoned building. Another peaceful, open border crossed on my journey, as I passed from Slovakia into Hungary.
I walked on beside the channel for kilometre after kilometre, until eventually reaching the town of Dunakiliti, where I visited a small chapel before reaching my accommodation.