Day 101. 73km. Samtredia – Meore Obcha

Posted: May 27, 2015 in Cycling, Georgia
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We left Samtredia, back down the road we had come up yesterday evening in the rain. Today we were riding under clear skies towards a wall of snow-capped peaks. In front loomed the snow capped minor Caucacus. We turned and behind us, on the other side of the wide valley were the massive white peaks of the major Caucacus. The mountains surrounded us today as we cycled down the bumpy road through farming, rural Georgia.

Rural Georgian village

Rural Georgian village

All animals roamed the road – pigs, cows, ducks, geese, a goat.

Farmhouse

Farmhouse

Church

Church

A local

A local

The people were very welcoming. James was invited into a local wine producer, and was given many glasses of wine to try. I was ahead on the road, and eventually saw his message to return. We got a tour of the ornate house and farm, including turkeys that responded to my call.

Wine making friends

Wine making friends

The kids were curious at the lunch stop.

Georgian kids

Georgian kids

We are all excited – camping for the first time since we restarted our trip in March. (It has been too cold up to now..) Nestled in the foothills of the minor Caucacus, we have a great view over the snow capped mountains behind.

Mountains

Mountains

Comments
  1. jovialspoon says:

    Once again, sincere thanks for sharing the photos and stories of this trip of a lifetime. We follow your progress closely and enjoy this inspiring blog very much.
    Cheers
    Michael

    • Hey Chris. Great to hear from you. I’m not online much these days as I’m in the stans (my blog is delayed). I’m always glad to read nice comments. 🙂

  2. Alessandro says:

    Bravo – or rather: Bravi (plural) Matthew and James!
    Great to follow your progress. And I love the maps with the names of cities with the characters in two different alphabets.
    Nice pictures.

    Question: how do you communicate with the locals? Some might share one of your (many) languages, but I imagine that most people will only speak their own language.

  3. Laurence White says:

    still love getting your updates through, especially when I’ve just sat down at my office desk for the day – they help me dream of days ahead all the best

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