Travel Blogs from Pleven
This morning, after using the wi-fi till after lunch, we finally headed off towards Veliko Tarnovo (a little town in the Lonely Planet that looks worth visiting). On our way Logan spotted a sort of army vehicle grave-yard. So of course we pulled over and he got out to excitedly investigate. He took heaps of photos, I'll only ...
... but he did notice Junko’s tube now had four new patches. He went over and over the tire and rim to make sure there was nothing left behind that would cause a puncture. All it could have been was a loose valve which was one of the 'tricky’ things Dave had read about the valve – for those unfamiliar with it. He put everything back together and made the bike road ready before breakfast.
... Donau and they hoped we would stop by to see them when we get there. We stayed in touch and were looking forward to seeing them again.
Junko and Hiro spent a relaxing day in Bechet. The bicycle shop man next door repaired the Junko's tube and put it back in her tire. It went flat again and he fixed it again so it was time well spent.
We cycled the five kilometers (not three) to the ferry port. We ...
Day 51 - Corabia - 91 miles
Long day. Don't particularly enjoy it when milage goes about 75 miles, there is too much pressure on making the distance and not much time to stop and enjoy myself. Physically not too much of a problem, but psychologically I find it a bit of a slog.
Very hot, straight roads, flat, endless fields, amusing Romanians in charming villages, no shops (I am probably being stupid, but they are certainly not obvious), petrol ...
We stopped on the way in for a coffee and breakfast out of the back of the car in the wildflowers beside the road. There were just so many varieties it is really noticeable the difference when the road side is allowed to flourish. The spot overlooked a lake and we ate muesli and plums that we had picked form the side of the road.
We drank hot coffee off our new gas cooker set.
We then drove into Lovech and had a walk around the city, was so ...