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... on the right between tee and green. It's a carry of about a hundred and twenty yards that way. There's a dry land route to the left with a bunker at the top of the slope guarding the entrance that way. Guy encourages his opponent to aim left, not wanting her to suffer the disappointment of a splash. She takes her recovery-weapon (with which she's formed a bag-like relationship), announces that she's aiming left and hits the ball firmly ...
We drive to Balchik itself on a road which stays about a mile in from the sea along mostly limestone cliffs. It winds down through the town until it reaches a small harbour area. On one side of the harbour are rather decrepit industrial workings plus old fishing boats and, on the other, is the face of capitalist Bulgaria doing its best to mimic an Aegean village. We get a drink in a cafe just up from the tourist drag before setting off to try to find Queen Maria's Balchik ...
... fifty miles short of Constanta we suddenly encounter our first proper river in Romania. It has a bank on the far side which can lay claim to being seriously elevated ground. Vines are growing densely along both sides for a while until the plain takes over again. The Black Sea then appears with little warning and with even less to recommend it than the plain. The Romanian Black Sea coast is truly awful! But, soon after, ...
... for that price.
So, we were pleasant to meet other party-people and having awesome nights with them.
I also went to Varna, 1. to go shopping in the Grand Mall (highly recommendable) and 2. to have a walk in the park. I wasn't that impressed; it was nice.
... luck. I had spaghetti bolognese which might as well have been a plate of oil and Alex had pork gristle in mushroom sauce, dubious. We also discovered that Bulgarian waiting staff (certainly in this area anyway) have no concept of how to serve food. We didn't have to wait long but they insist on bringing each dish when its ready regardless of the order you'd like to have it in, or whether you'd like the rice you ordered as a side ...