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... a bit like we'd entered an abandoned town ravaged by war decades before), the landscape suddenly became green. Fields upon fields of sunflowers, grapes and sweetcorn. Open plains became winding forest roads and then, having only seen it through the fog on our boat tour up the Bosphorus, there it was: the Black Sea in all of its sparkling glory.
We arrived at Varna bus station (I say bus station, it was more like a ...
... a villa here for 6 months and coming every weekend. They ran a heating company and probably not your average Rumanian but good fun. The told us they had recently been playing golf in Sicily and had had their valuables stolen from their bags while playing golf....by Rumanians! The Italian police couldn't help smiling as they took the particulars.
In the late afternoon went to the Kaliakra Cape. It was an ...
Queen Marie was a grand daughter of Queen Victoria and the wife of King Ferdinand of Romania and she built herself a small summer house with just 3 bedrooms in Balchik overlooking the Black Sea where she could be alone with her daughters. In the extensive grounds there were an assortment of small buildings to accommodate staff and friends. She designed the house herself and employed a garden designer to make ...
... and the signature 6th has a 100m drop and the hole plays 200m. I overshot the first ball but the second was literally 50cm from the pin....and I missed the put! It was a long detour to come up here to play but today was worth every km. We are playing the other two courses too and I'm sure they will be nice but it will be a long time before I play a better course. Brilliant day! C.
Now we are happily installed in a self catering apartment on the Cape Kaliakra where there are 3 golf courses. This detour to Bulgaria has been so Charlie could play at the amazing cliff hanging Thracian Cliffs course, but there is some doubt whether he can get a round (fully booked amazingly) in the next 3 days. We had no idea it would be such an issue but we are talking to a girl with influence tomorrow fingers crossed.
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