AusTouring.com  


Go Back   AusTouring.com > General Viewing > Out and About
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes Language
Old 24-10-2018, 05:30 PM   #56
glitch
Mapping the next ride...
 
glitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 15,738
Default Re: Balkans_2018...You Only Live Once!

The Lovcen Restaurant is further up the road than what I like after that bottle of Rose... but the tucker is good and plenty.

Oops, wrong "tucker"




Rog isn't believing any of the lies I'm telling





Good stuff!!










Lepetane.... the mouth of the Bay of Kotor






Ripper of a day , too much vino, g'd night, buurp...seeyas in the mornin'
__________________
Cheers
Pete
glitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-10-2018, 04:57 PM   #57
glitch
Mapping the next ride...
 
glitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 15,738
Default Re: Balkans_2018...You Only Live Once!

Kotor/Lepetane (Montenegro)-> Sveti Illja (border ridge)-> Fort Imperial (Dubrovnik) -> Trstenik/ Peljesac (Croatia)

https://goo.gl/FdzfC3





Our lovely host...communications no problem despite not speaking a word of the other ones' language.
And what a great place, too.







An early "shiiine a light on meee" ....and the heavens do.





Room for bikes downstairs ...room for riders above.
Then turn around and you're just about in the drink already.






Lepetane main road... 2 ft above the waterline.





"Aye!!! ...there goes our ferry!!"






Looks like the "Love-boat"...including a live wedding!






This one's our turn...it's barely 10 mins across the narrow harbour-mouth of the Inner Kotor Harbour.
The 2 Euro fare saves around 50km.
It also feels like another warm day coming up...










__________________
Cheers
Pete
glitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-10-2018, 04:58 PM   #58
glitch
Mapping the next ride...
 
glitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 15,738
Default Re: Balkans_2018...You Only Live Once!

Circling the Outer Bay, the small northern peninsula to the harbour mouth
is bisected between Montenegro and the southern-most tip of Croatia....the border running right along the spine of the central line of hilltops.

And right along the top is supposed to be a small chapel with stunning views across the whole lot.

Steep + narrow.... ....and right they were!







More steep ...and narrower again....and sandy gravel!









....and 2-up on a 300cc coffee-grinder







OH YEAH!!






















Back down through some small villages to the coastal road....


__________________
Cheers
Pete
glitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-10-2018, 04:59 PM   #59
glitch
Mapping the next ride...
 
glitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 15,738
Default Re: Balkans_2018...You Only Live Once!

...for a 45min "boil-up" in the mid-morning sun at the border.
No idea if it's the Montenegrins or the Hrvatskis, but some clown in that border-hut is taking his shoulder-stripes way too seriously.
Even the locals are getting edgy....









Maybe there's a herd of those on the loose??







It's all Croatia now...right up to the bottom edge of those hills






Time for a break at one of the many small restaurants/ guest-houses along the way towards Dubrovnik.






They also sell produce from the fields in the back...










Hwy8, Coastal Route.....once the most prolific killer-road of the Balkans, sweet cruising on smooth-top nowadays.



__________________
Cheers
Pete
glitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-10-2018, 04:59 PM   #60
glitch
Mapping the next ride...
 
glitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 15,738
Default Re: Balkans_2018...You Only Live Once!

With Dubrovnik being one of the Top3 tourist-centers along the Dalmatian Coast for the last 30 years,
we duck into one of the small holiday resorts further south to try and find an ATM for some local currency
without the need to enter "Tourist-Central"....








....before looking for the awkward turn-off into a narrow, unsigned lane up the hill
to lead us to Fort Imperial, the historic fortifications above coastal Dubrovnik....and top of the cable-car.
Yes, one can ride/ drive up there among a hotch-potch of single-lane roads and multiple turn-offs.






The rewards....


































__________________
Cheers
Pete
glitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time now is 05:36 PM.


All information contained on this site is © 2007-2008 to Austouring.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.