Herceg Novi

26 May

We skirted the lagoon on a smooth tarmac road shoulderbarged into rock faces. 55km along we came across the old fortress town of Herceg Novi, whose streets and stairways and old churches cascade down the cliffs to a pebbly beach.

After a long search, we got lucky and found a room for €15. We had beer, wine and chicken and bread in the marbled streets until late and spent the morning on the pebbly beach swimming and diving off the rocks.

In the afternoon we entered Croatia by way of a steep mountain pass. Countries are often separated by mountain ranges, a fact that Axelle appreciated fully as she walked her bike for about two hours up the steep incline. On the other side, in Croatia, we took off into the smaller rural roads to find a free place to camp, something I’d found online via warmshowers.org – Marko’s place. 3 more hours of walking the bike uphill for Axelle… it was steep this road. Through villages, up and onto a crest overlooking the Adriatic.


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