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... of Ottoman warriors. I don't know what the ottomans might have done with them, but they wouldn't have been flattered by the monument that stands on the peninsula!
So had a lovely breezy walk along and back (clear blue skies and mid 20's temp - sorry) then drove back via coffee in Kavarna (getting quite hooked on iced coffee now) to Balchik.
Well - what a lovely surprise!!!! Parked the car and, having run the gamut of fridge magnet, wind chime and strange ...
... all) and toilet seats (even the Romans didn't have the soft close version).
And an advantage of the poor marketing, there were only about 2 other people there. So how did I manage to get both of them in my photos??? Give it 10 years and some EU funding and I bet this place will be on the map.
On to the Arch. Museum via tourist info (took us ages to find, but made a new friend in the process) where we picked up ...
... a sit up and beg bike for me next. I wonder if they do them for spinning!
Fab things to note about this hotel: all the staff have been to charm school and they have lots of free L'Occitaine toiletries. A week ago I wouldn't have noticed, but, although the Bulgarian people are really nice, they don't smile much, and so far, 'free toiletries' as described on the Internet has meant a teeny bottle of shampoo and a toilet roll.
... our flipflops and picking up a towel, we headed off to explore the city. We knew that the museums and the big Roman Thermae would be closed, as they are every Monday, so we just headed to the beach, via the old town. The first thing we did was stop at a pizza counter for a late lunch; then we stopped at a supermarket to buy drinks to share and an apple for me. We walked along, admiring the colourful stucco architecture as we went, until ...
... out of the sand, some several metres tall, some a bit shorter. Most are hollow; some have fallen over and broken into smaller sections, so you can see all the way through them. There have been differing theories over the years about how the columns came to be; one is that they are sand and limestone concretions, left standing after the softer sedimentary rock around them gradually weathered away over a period ...