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Smooth Sailing on a Windy Day

Today was the kind of day that makes us really appreciate how lucky we’ve been with the weather, and especially the wind, so far. The morning started slowly, with a little extra sleep, some meditation, and breakfast. There was a good-sized gap between the floating pier I’m sitting on in the pictures and the land. […]

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Our Fastest Ride So Far

Today we rode from Makarska, up the coast and around the outskirts of Split on our way to Trogir, a UNESCO city where we had heard there was an excellent (and open) campground. It was a long day. Ninety kilometres in total. Phew. It gives us a new appreciation for the people who ride a […]

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Another Day Off Already

Seems like we’ve been having more days off than on lately. But with a massive rain and thunderstorm forecast for overnight and today, Stephen wisely convinced me to get indoors and take the day off. The rain pounded down last night so hard that I imagined it would have mashed our tent into the ground […]

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On And On And On We’ll Be Together

Fortunately, we survived the night without a Croatian farmer (or weirdo) happening upon our campsite, and without the rumoured €400 fine you can incur for free-camping in Croatia. As Jane mentioned in yesterday’s post, yesterday was a tough day for me. I had allotted only so much energy for our first biking day after a […]

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Tough Bread on a Tasty Sandwich

Today was bookended by a tough start and a tough end, with lots of glorious cycling in the middle. Stephen had worked on our bikes yesterday to get them fighting fit for a long haul up the Croatian coast. We went out for a test ride, and everything seemed in working order. Dubrovnik Doesn’t Want […]

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Day Off in Dubrovnik

A real day off is rare, but provides time to reset, explore, and catch up. Today was one of those days. No travel, just time. I woke up earlier than Jane and slipped out of the room to go downstairs and do some bike maintenance. We had hoped to take our bikes to a bike […]

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Almost A Rest Day in Dubrovnik

Except for the part where we got up at 5am, today was a real rest day! After spending much of the early hours this morning half-asleep, half listening to a yapping dog that seemed to be actively trying to tell us something, we finally got up a few minutes before the alarm. A groggy 45 […]

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There’s Always One More Hill

I have really been enjoying travelling in one direction – we haven’t yet had to double back on our route (apart from a trip to the shop). This has its ups and downs. I like to know a little about terrain that lies ahead, using info from our new app Galileo, our paper map, and […]

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Losing It On The Edge (Of The Adriatic)

Our little camping spot last night turned out to be pretty perfect in terms of solitude. Not a single car went along the rocky track we’d peddled that day, and despite some pretty heavy winds in the night, we spent the night snug in our sleeping bags. I guess the complete deserted-ness of the road […]

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The Bumpy Road Less Travelled

We awoke to another perfect day of baby blue skies undisturbed by clouds, temperate temperature, and Croatian hospitality. Our plan was vague, but involved scouring ferry schedules, asking questions at the various ferry offices, getting off Korčula, and heading towards Dubrovnik – possibly via Mljet, Šipan or Orebić on the Peljesač peninsula that lies just […]

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