Cycling from Praprotno to Orebič
18.07.2009 - 18.07.2009 31 °C
9th day 18.7.2009
I waked up really early which was good for me, because I didnt have to cycle all the time on strongets sun. I wanted to cycle over to other end of the island to orebič and from there with ferry to Island Korčula. It was clear sunny and hot day again. I started in uphill again and made maybe 15 km. After buying sendwich in shop near the road I continued in direction Orebič. road becamed straight and stayed like this some time. It was extremly hot so I had to rest for half an hour in village called Dubrova which is somewhere on the half way. After this village road was climbing again. when i reached the top there was nice downhill and I saw an port at the bottom. was really glad, because I thought that this is for this day but I was wrong. when I reached the bottom I realized, that huge at least 10 km long hill is infront of me (I think that it was 9%). Although i had now also problems with left knee, i had to force myself and croos this hill somehow. After 1 hour I was on the top. It was great relif. I was sure, that this were last hills, but later there were some more. Anyway it wasnt so hard compared to previous so I handle it somehow. For reward I got long downhill to port Orebič. I had luck again because ferry was there as it would be only waiting for last customer - me. I buiyed ticket to Korčula which is only 30 minutes away. i had time to dring 1 small beer and we were there. got an info from employee on the boat, that there is 2 km ahead a nice camp. I followed his instructions and found camp very soon. Prepared my tent and went for dinner to old town Korčula which is only 3 km away. Stayed there few hours and explored. Than I got tired and went tback to camp to get some sleep.
I made more than 60 km and was on bike arround 4 hours.