Greetings from Ioannina, Greece

Yup, same place as before. The locals spell it with an a.

We had an interesting ride from Athens. The first half was toll-road, but pretty along the coast, up and down the hills. The second half was “the plains”, and we could have been in the Yakima Lower Valley rather than halfway round the world. Lots of flat fields with mountains on all sides.

Our first look at the big rocks

Our first look at the big rocks

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Greetings from Durres, Albania

There is an area of low pressure sitting over the Balkans. It swirls around but has been stationary for several days. The weather models say it will be here for another week. Sarajevo was 41 degrees this morning with sleet. So we made a decision to head south, where if it does rain, it might be warmer. We are aiming for Greece tomorrow and plan to stay on the west coast, weather permitting. When we entered Montenegro we had to buy insurance for the bikes. The policies are good for 15 days so we need to be back through there by the 24th. Assuming we come back that way.

Our room with a view - Durres, Albania

Our room with a view – Durres, Albania

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Greetings from Dubrovnik, Croatia

What a lovely town! Forty thousand folks all hanging on to the hillsides above the sea. Very modern, very clean, and everyone speaks English. Of course, the place is full of folks from England. A lot of this town was damaged heavily in 1991, so a lot of it is new. Money is buyer’s choice here; Kuna or Euro both work everywhere.

Sailing on the Adriatic Sea

Sailing on the Adriatic Sea

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