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Through the night I had to get up twice to use the WC in a hurry. I batted only 500 I'm afraid and returned to my tent buck naked below a tee shirt (in the dark). It was a mere 85 km day with 800 m of climbing - no big deal normally but with a touch of diaria I was feeling weaker than yesterday. We faced more rolling hills with occasional glimpses of the Black Sea. For lunch at 66 km I was not hungry but ate because I knew I should. I was so focused on getting ...
1700 m of climbing in 100 km and I rank it AFD; am I crazy? There were many many hills, short and sweet as compared to recent days that is except for the last few that were very steep. For the first 90 km, we saw no flat roads, only hills - we were either going up or down, really! Throughout the hills was a countryside of mixed farming interspersed with tiny villages that must not see many tourists ...
... a sandwich on pretty dry bread, we walked along the beach to the harbour,it's a busy spot with fishing vessels of all shapes and sizes coming in and out, we walk out as far as the light house, lots if fishermen are sat about in the shade mending their nets ready for this evenings fishing trips, (why do fishing boats go out at night?) on the side of the harbour there is a fish market, not a bit of ice or refrigeration in sight, just an occasional jug if cold water tipped over ...
... the 5pm bus and sat and relaxed.
When our bus arrived, we were a bit surprised. This was not the luxury express bus we arrived in and that we saw coming in and out of the station - this was the inner city bus we had expected originally. Unfortunately, somehow, the 5pm bus was what seemed like the only local bus of all of the busses. There were no other options. We could wait til 6:30...but decided just to take it. The good news was, again, because ...
... br> And it was no different to Europe. It was only the knowledge that we have finally spanned a continent, our final destination, that put a spring in our step and a whistle on our lips as we asked our way through the throng among the buses: "Agva? Aova? Augva? Where is Ahva? Do you know Ağva" “Oh Ağva! - yest, phuuty, left, phu phu” whistled the man as he pointed.
We finally got there, to get the 2'o clock bus, Jon got tickets, we moved in ...
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