Ride 50 - 15/8/17 -
Zagreb to Novi Vinodolski
Adopted by a Croatian family, and finally, seeing the sea...
118 miles 2,100m ascent
Sonia & I said our final goodbyes at 0630, then I headed off, following a route I had plotted pre-trip.
The warm rays of late dawn glistened across the land, & I travelled down quiet country roads, edging closer to the distant hills.
The downside to this rural route was that I could find nowhere for a toilet stop (bush was not ideal for this type of toilet requirement..) - two shops refused/ said there were none. Finally at 40ish miles I found a cafe by diverting to a town. Yes!
I was also frequently running out of water. On one of these occasions, I thought I was nearing a large place, so aimed for it. It was a holy day for the Catholic people, so hoards of locals took to this street; I questioned many about a cafe or somewhere to get water, & eventually a very lovely lady took me into her home! She spoke little english, but grabbed her…