Travel Blogs from Golden Sands
We woke up this morning to a gale force wind, dark low clouds and spitting rain. We almost turned over and went back to sleep. But here we were so we packed the wet weather kit and headed for the BlackSeaRama Golf course. It was incredibly windy, probably the strongest winds I have ever played in but it did make it interesting.... and in fact it didn't rain at all and did warm up but the wind made it a cool day; good ...
... and the roses all in full bloom. The terraced slopes were a work of monumental construction and rather than steps going up the outside they were tunnelled throughout the walls to the next level.
After a morning in the garden we played golf at the Lighthouse course and while we were paying one of the marshals said our manager, Alex Day, was in Oman. He was the golf pro in our course in Muscat ...
... 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.
... pay to stay here?????
As we checked out I asked the nice receptionist, who looked to be in his 40's, how do you live here? I don't came the instant reply, I only work here. Warning any night in Sozopol between mid May and mid September may seriously damage your health (hearing!).
Resisting the temptation to blare our horn as we left the sleeping town, we set off for Balchik via assorted holiday resorts along the coast, Sunny ...
... Brenton and I were treated with a slow cooked lamb and vegies with George and about 15 others....it almost felt like home.
Overall we cut our time in Varna short as there was not much to see or do, and most places were deserted and museums not open. It is only a place to go to in summer if you are looking for beaches and non stop ...
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Pets allowed