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A day on the road. Cycling along the border between acceptable weather and crap weather, we missed the rain, but didn’t swim either. James passed the 6 megametre mark. We are staying at an almost closed camping ground near Kavala. A rather uneventful day.

The Greek coast

The Greek coast

The cheesecake James made to celebrate his 6 megametre (6000km) mark didn’t set, so, we had to settle for 2 chocolate milkshakes, a chocolate milk, a salty yogurt drink, a coffee and a salty cheese pastry instead.

James' 6000km mark

James’ 6000km mark

Our camping ground is rather abandoned, only patrolled by hoards of cats that fight amongst themselves to earn the right to torment us having our dinner. Tomorrow up with the chickens on the way to Bulgaria.


The mist and grey skies have returned. As have the busy roads and factories. Onwards as fast as possible watching the death wishes of the mad Greek drivers.

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‘I’ve had it. I’ve cycled 15000km around Europe and once I get to Istanbul, I’ll throw my bike into the Bosphorus.’
The English cycler we met today wasn’t enjoying his trip. James and I found it hard to say why he is doing it. While removing layers at a bus stop I spotted him. A long distance cyclist with lots of luggage. My squeal of excitement didn’t last long as he proceeded to cycle right past us. Later we saw him and heard all his misery. The whole trip sucked. He had cycled a big loop around Europe from Scandinavia to here. He didn’t ask where we were going.

We are camped on a football field at the beach patrolled by a white cat. James revealed some ouzo, and then made a cake to celebrate his upcoming 6000km mark.

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