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Adriatic Adventure 12-11-14 Split to Rijeka, Croatia
Today's plan was to take the scenic road to Rijeka and stay the night there and for about the first time on this trip the plan worked.
As per usual I was woken up by some noisy bugger in the room next door and so I decided on a early breakfast and to get going.
A couple of times during the night I looked out the window just to check on my bike and there on guard was a nice little white and ...
... and aimlessly strolled around. It was much smaller than the old town at Dubrovnik, you could walk from one side to the other in about 5 minutes. It was very quaint with all it's little alley ways and shops. We wandered back to our room, luckily I have a fantastic sense of direction because Darcy didn't have a clue how to get back! We freshened up then headed back out for some dinner. We found a place near where we were for lunch that was quite reasonably priced. ...
So after 6 days of perfect alpine September weather - blue skies, warm temperatures - October dawns grey and cloudy. But we are going south, so set off in positive spirits! We have decided to use the motorway for the first part of the trip - we need to get some miles .- er kilometres that is - under our collective belts and we know the northern part of Slovenia quite well. Hadn't counted on the one way traffic in the Karawanken tunnel though, but the half hour wait didn't ...
... scenery...well, at that speed I was not going to look around. I did stop a few times either due to fatigue or refuelling or to take a few pictures.
I got into Rijeka in peak hour and had to deal with the heavy traffic but once out of the suburbs it wasn't long before I reached Opatia.
The Hotel was easy to find and is situated right on the waterfront, with ...
... had a lovely meal tonight (some of the best food we have had in Croatia) and then went for a walk around the town. Tonight is our last night in croatia a tomorrow we head off to Italy.
This country is gorgeous and we have loved every minute of it. For anyone who has a travel bucket list - put it up towards the top!
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