Change of plans, Pula in Istria.

Having crossed the Alps we realised that our original schedule probably was too ambitious. Visiting a number of friens and a number of beautiful cities and islands in just 8 weeks suddenly seemed hardly possible. So we decided not to go so far south and skip Split, Rome and Corsica. Therefore this message is written in Pula, a historical town in the south of Istria, the Croation peninsula.After Ptuj in Slovenia we rode into Croatia. In Zabok, after some 60 kms, we were invited by a nice man in an open sportscar for a drink in a bar a bit further. His name is Franjo Turk, he works as a video professional and exploits a large riding LED-screen on a small truck.  It ended up in a dinner with apricot-knoedels, especially made by his wife Suzana in their full kitchen. We slept in their little mountain cabin on a slope not far (but high) from their house and after a good breakfast in the morning we said goodbye. We rode passed Zagreb to end up on a beautiful camp-site 14 kms past Karlovacs. The day after we continued for 90 kms to the west along the old main road. We had to stay the night in a hotel, there was nothing else. All the time it had been bloody hot, up to 38 C. That evening the weather changed, rain and lower temps. The day after that we arrived on the island Krk, where we stayed for 2 days. Lovely and touristic island, lot of quietness too. Then we ferried to the next island, Cres. There we stayed an extra day, doing nothing. Now, after another ferry we are in Pula. From here we will continue to Venezia and Verona.
The fruit on the cake though will be Riva del Garda. We will be meeting our son and his girlfriend, who will finish their 6-day crossing of the Alps on their race bikes there. Imagine these bikers meeting on the beautiful square on the lake side, 2 coming from the north, 2 from the south. Very special.

The tracks from Ptuj till Pula:

Download 2010-07-21Ptuj-Zabok

Download 2010-07-22Zabok-Karlovac

Download 2010-07-23Karlovac Delnice

Download 2010-07-24Delnice Krk

Download 2010-07-25Pusca-Glavotok

Download 2010-07-26Glavotok Cres

Download 2010-07-28Cres-Pula

Ptuj – Zabok:

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Profile Ptuj – Zabok:

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Zabok – Karlovac:

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Profile  Zabok РKarlovac:

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Karlovac – Delnice:

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Profile Karlovac – Delnice:

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Delnice – Krk:

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Profile  Delnice РKrk:

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Omisalj – Glavotok:

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Profile Omisalj – Glavotok:

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Glavotok – Cres:

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Profile Glavotok – Cres:

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Cres – Pula:

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Profile Cres – Pula:

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