Heat n' hills
Trip Start Jul 01, 2010
76Trip End Aug 08, 2011
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Where I stayed
Camped next to a lake just south of Burgas
Stopping mid-descent at a viewpoint to take in the coastal views, I wrongly concluded I was actually above Burgas, but little did I know it was another 30 km along! I soon worked it out, and soon became astonished at how resort-y Bulgaria becomes in this region. There were lots more English signs, and apartment complexes with English names. Offers of brand new sea-side apartments for 25,000 Euros.
And this side of the big hill, it really started to look like an arid region of Spain or the Middle East
At a water fountain I encountered a pair of English folk whose son had been a very prominent young cyclist who'd have probably gone on to represent England in the Olympics, before throwing it in because he realised he didn't like 6 hours in the saddle each day. Hell, I'd probably feel the same if I didn't have the constantly changing scenery and culture enthralling me! A little bit of bait to any Roadies who might be reading this, haha!
I was soon forced to take a different route as the road I was following became closed to cyclists (as well as to horse-drawn carts, as is quite normal on the larger routes).
A squiz at the GPS confirmed that there was another way to continue to Burgas without too much of a detour, and I got there late-ish, bought some provisions and a beer, scooped some free Wi-fi for email and to confirm my preferred Turkish border crossing route actually existed, and then got on the road again when it was dark.
I navigated to the dual carriageway that led where I wanted, following it and investigating a few possible camping spots by the lakes which surround Burgas to both North and South. I found a perfect spot by moonlight, dined and slept to the habitual barking of dogs!