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8th Day

Cycling on Mljet

sunny 31 °C

8th Day 17.7.2009

I woke up at 7:00. I was in real hurry, because i knew that my katamaran transfer is leaving at 8:15. I camed just on time. I explained to the capitan, that I am travelling with bike and asked him to let me carrie it with me on the boat. after this he demand 30 KUN which he putted in his pocket. I was allowed to buy ticket for adult person (22,00 kn). My plan was to cycle from Sobra to Goveđari where national park is based. From there I wanted to come with boat to Vis.
I cycled maybe 20 kilometers and almost reached national park. Young couple from CZ which was hitchiking near the road explained to me, that it is not possible to ceme from Goveđari to Vis on boat. they also told me, that I have to pay big entrance fee and that camop is not operating no mor. there is only 2 hotels with huge prices. After this I decided to double check the informations and drive down to avtocamp. I meet some slovenian people on holiday. they told me, that my card is laying and confirmed young couple story. I was a little mad but good news was, that I have a ferry boat in 3 hours to island Pelješac. After I dranekd one beer with Slovenians they offered me transport in the car back to port. I refused the offer and they thought that I am really mad. They couldnt understand how can some person cycle in such hot sunny weather.
I cycled back to port. Stop in local restaurant for Čevapčiči. I had some more time to spent, so i stopped in another bar for coffe. My luck was that I talked to waiter and he told me, that ferry port is 4 kilometers away. I drowe like mad man and was probably last person who entered ferry. We shipped away emediately. Once again I had luck because it was last ferry for this day and I didnt want to stay on this island.
On Pelješac, there is avtocamp Prapratno near the port. I was already tired, so this was place where I assembled my tent, had dinner and good night sleep. I made 40 kilometers and was on bicycle arround 4 hours.

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Posted by Mitja 08:12 Archived in Croatia Tagged bicycle

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