Posts Tagged ‘Zavala’


Man, what a day! Blue skies, climbs, mountain landscapes, wild boar hunts, amazing coastal roads, swimming in the turquoise water and an evening in Dubrovnik with the greatest group of cyclists ever. Life doesn’t get much better than this!

The cross at the Bosnian Herzegovinan - Croatian border

The cross at the Bosnian Herzegovinan – Croatian border

Yesterday was powered by Choco Lips. Today was powered by Bumm. We splashed out on this ice-cream treat spending our last Bosnian currency before returning back into Croatia.

Bumm

Bumm

Our last day through Bosnia Herzegovina was on a Sunday (today), which is hunting day. We passed lots of cars that had pulled over, with people with guns and bright fluorescent jackets. Cycling along, we heard the distant barking of dogs (and remembered the canine blur that jumped out at us from the bushes yesterday), but discovered that these dogs were hunting dogs. They were tracking down wild boar.

Wild boars

Wild boars

Just over the border, and we were back on the coast. What an amazing coast! Blue sky, turquoise water, and jugged mountains rising out of the water off the coast. We found our own little beach, and just a few days after driving through the snow, we swam in the sea, and had lunch on the beach.

Dalmation coast

Dalmation coast

Sunning on the Dalmation coast

Sunning on the Dalmation coast

And, yes, I went swimming again

And, yes, I went swimming again

In Dubrovnik we met 3 really cool cyclists, two cycling down to Croatia and then back up in Italy, and one who is cycling from France to New Zealand (http://afleurdeselle.wordpress.com). Our evening whizzed by sharing stories and dreams. It is so cool spending time with other cyclists en route and enjoying life.

The 5 cyclists

The 5 cyclists

Clèment told of dumster diving – eating from the masses of food that is thrown away each and every day. It was a real eye-opener. There is a lot of waste in our society!


Today was powered by Choco Lips. This scrumptious chocolate bar brought me through the hilly and beautiful landscape of southern Bosnia Herzegovina. Up glacial valleys and across beautiful plains, with an amazing cloudscape as backdrop.

Down to the plains in southern Bosnia Herzegovina

Down to the plains in southern Bosnia Herzegovina

The rain has left, to be replaced by partly cloudy skies, with lower temperatures perfect for cycling. I am glad to be alive, breathing in the fantastic vistas of wide open plains surrounded by beautiful jagged mountains. We didn’t make it to the coast, but rather to an old train station that has been turned into a lovely restaurant and apartments. Quite chic, but very acceptable for some tired cyclists.

Choco Lips

Choco Lips

On the plains in southern Bosnia Herzegovina

On the plains in southern Bosnia Herzegovina

On the plains in southern Bosnia Herzegovina

On the plains in southern Bosnia Herzegovina

The bullet-holed road to Neum

The bullet-holed road to Neum

10%

10%

Valley in southern Bosnia Herzegovina

Valley in southern Bosnia Herzegovina

Sunset at our valley in Zavala

Sunset at our valley in Zavala

We didn’t have any internet in Zavala. I am posting this entry from Day 44 in Dubrovnik. This lack of internet may happen more often now. Don’t get worried if I don’t post a blog every day. In all probability I will still be alive and enjoying life!