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Old 29-10-2018, 10:08 AM   #76
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Hey...we're up for a ripper, mate!!







The back of Ploce on the mainland is well and truly HOT!!






WARNING!! Paradise ahead!!

Can read a map? Ride a bike? Love twisties?
Go, wet yourself!!







The first 7k's off the main coastal Hwy8 set the scene....this is gonna be a bloody humdinger, bro!!





No signs, tip-toeing up those steep single-lane hairpins through the vineyards and backyards with the coastal strip dropping away rapidly, things are getting pretty speccy!!












...and it makes yer eyes bleed, sing into the helmet and occasionally shit yer pants all at once









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Old 29-10-2018, 10:09 AM   #77
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How lucky can you get??
A sight as rare as hen's teeth!!!!





Oh man, this is GOLD!!











Makarska, ferry harbour on the coast....










The 2 Baby-GS's taking a breather....layer upon layer of Dalmatian Islands in the background.






LOTS more climbing to come....Sveti Jure is proving to be one hell of a hill!








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Old 29-10-2018, 10:10 AM   #78
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...and YES, that single lane has proven to be just a tad too narrow on MANY occasions!!




























OMG....wouldn't that be a sight to make you weep after some snow hit those coastal mountains?

Don't forget the cold storms of the Bora in this area (also in winter), there are also some small ski-resorts just a few k's away... for a reason, I guess.












The weird "moon-scape" of the "high-plains" near the top....









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Old 29-10-2018, 10:10 AM   #79
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The little 125cc rental-Taiwan-scoot with the 2 Krauts on top brings a smile...they're ecstatic that the little "Scheisskiste" actually made it to the top. So are we...





After a long stay to enjoy the glorious views it's time for the descent...
we've got a ferry to catch!!....l






.... and this ain't going to be a quick return-run!!
Not when there are SUVs and Campers meeting on a tight, narrow single-lane road WITHOUT passing-bays!!

















We finally make it into Makarska with a little time to spare for the afternoon ferry.






We were right up there, you know?



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Old 29-10-2018, 10:11 AM   #80
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Makarska is a weird set-up...the ferry docks straight at the center of the Esplanade, cutting smack-bang into the frenzied coastal traffic, delivery routes, tourist streams....it's all NUTZ + MAYHEM!!
Cute, though...










Sumartin on the island of Brac proves a neat and clean little town... but not much more than the ferry terminal and a few
small stores.






















Rolling westwards into the late afternoon...the unsigned turn-off to Vidova Gora comes as a bit
of a surprise.



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