Senj to Kobarid

The morning starts very sunny again and with incredible views at the coastline.

 going fishing at sunrise near Senj, Croatia
going fishing at sunrise near Senj, Croatia

We are on the road early again. Today we are island hopping! With start with a short stop in Senj for some breakfast shopping, then we head over to the toll bridge and hop over to Krk.

Breakfast in a small village at the seaside. There are worse places…

 Stop for a seaside breakfast @ Krk, Croatia
Stop for a seaside breakfast @ Krk, Croatia

 

 fishing boat @ Krk, Croatia
fishing boat @ Krk, Croatia

We head over to the ferry port and learn that the previous ferry is just leaving. But we’re first in line so we buy some icecream and wait for the next one.

 full ferry arriving @ Krk, Croatia
full ferry arriving @ Krk, Croatia

Those are pretty big botes.

 taking the ferry between Krk and Cres, Croatia
taking the ferry between Krk and Cres, Croatia

After 45 minutes our ferry arrives and we start loading. Everything goes pretty effiicient and before we know it, the ferry is completely full.

 full boat @ Krk, Croatia
full boat @ Krk, Croatia

Off we go!

 blue Adriatic, Croatia
blue Adriatic, Croatia

Yep, we’re not on land anymore.

 we are here... between Krk and Cres, Croatia
we are here… between Krk and Cres, Croatia

In Cres, we have to pass the entire line of cars that left the ferry in front of us, which makes for some pretty intense riding. And it goes straight to the next ferry. Where we have to wait again…

 waiting for the ferry @ Cres, Croatia
waiting for the ferry @ Cres, Croatia

 

 waiting for the ferry @ Cres, Croatia
waiting for the ferry @ Cres, Croatia

 

 @ Cres, Croatia
@ Cres, Croatia

When we hit the mainland again, we ride along the seaside but it is not what we expected. We pass one seaside resort after the other and they are all equally busy with the necessary traffic jams. Just before Rijeka we turn north towards the Slovenian border and it gradually becomes less crowded on the road.

And then we enter Slovenia and the fun can start!

This sign is a good indication that the following 4km will be very fun!

 4km of fun ahead! near Pivka, Slovenia
4km of fun ahead! near Pivka, Slovenia

And it doesn’t stof after 4km. The next 80 or so kms are empty, twisty road with perfect asphalt! Josephine is having the time of her life! Jo is stuck behind a chopper and is having trouble getting past him on the Ténéré. When he do gets past, he really needs to put his 48 horses to work. But that only increases the fun.

Around 6PM we reach Kobarid and start looking for a camp site. We quickly find it and it turns out to be one of the cosiest camp sites we have seen so far.

 Camp site @ Kobarid, Slovenia
Camp site @ Kobarid, Slovenia

We find a nice spot to set up the tent.

 Camp site no. 9  @ Kobarid, Slovenia
Camp site no. 9 @ Kobarid, Slovenia

And then it’s off to showers and enjoying the views in the last sunlight

 beautiful landscape @ Kobarid, Slovenia
beautiful landscape @ Kobarid, Slovenia

Having a look at the Soca river

 beautiful landscape @ Kobarid, Slovenia
beautiful landscape @ Kobarid, Slovenia

And then we hit the bar for dinner and beer O’Clock

 a well deserved beer @ Kobarid, Slovenia
a well deserved beer @ Kobarid, Slovenia

Today’s route

 July 2nd, 2013 - Senj to Kobarid
July 2nd, 2013 – Senj to Kobarid
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Roamer, wanderer, nomad, vagabond.



Keen and curious adventurer who feels just as much at home in IT as in the workshop tinkering on bikes. Loves exploring the world, its people and himself, preferably on 2 wheels behind the handlebars of his beloved bike. Lucky to have found a partner in life and on the road to share this with.