Posts Tagged ‘Samtredia’


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


When you have a tailwind, make the most of it. We cycled, blown by the wind, and made some kilometres. We also cycled through the teeming rain, punctuated by stops squelching into a café to warm up, and a short visit at the stormy Black Sea coast.

Black Sea coast

Black Sea coast

That was kind of it, really. We are seeing signs for Yerevan and Baku. Kind of cool. No more photo opportunities as it was too wet and bloody cold.