Garry McGivern’s European bike ride, Tuesday 1st-October-2013, Trieste, Italy to Bakar in Croatia. 62 miles. The weather’s been a lot better today! It’s still windy, but at least the sun’s been out! I also crossed into Slovenia, my fifth country, which soon came and went. I’m now in Croatia.
Coming out of Trieste and cycling up to the Slovenian border this morning was a hard slog! It was uphill all the way! And I never stopped climbing until I reached Croatia!
On entering Slovenia, the first thing I noticed was the hog roasts. Outside every restaurant, there was a pig roasting on a spit! The smell was unbelievable, and it didn’t take long before I had to stop and try some! I wasn’t disappointed. It was delicious, served with roast potatoes and plenty of crispy crackling! As much as I would have loved to stay in Slovenia and sample some more hog roasts, I had to get on.
I reached the Slovenian/Croatian border at around 2 pm. That must be the quickest time I’ve ever cycled across an entire country! I’m not too sure about Croatian drivers. They all seem to drive rather close!
I had a nice downhill ride into Rijeka at the end of the day, which I’ll probably pay for tomorrow morning. But I’ll worry about that then. I’m not staying in Rijeka; I never saw any hotels. I’m just down the coast.
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