We’ve been a bit slow of late as
I have come down with a bit of a cold. Nothing too serious, but we’re taking it a bit easier.
Last night we opted for a hotel in Senj, as the campsite was very gravelly and windswept. We had too much of a good thing, in that our room was fantastically hot. We found it tricky to nod off in 27 degrees!
We set off round the coast again this morning, with the road winding in and out of lots of coves.
Though very beautiful, the coast road was much hillier than thought, eventually winding its way to 400m/1200ft above the sea! It was almost empty of cars, however. We were alarmed by what looked like a nasty squall blowing up towards us (a grey wall of rain and a frothy sea) but it blew inland and the sun came out.
In an effort to make our day a bit easier, we opted to island hop from Rab to Pag, hoping this would make for flatter cycling. We got off to a good start, freewheeling down the steep hill to a little port, where we had a rare hot lunch while waiting for the ferry. A short crossing had us onto Rab, an island which is barren light-coloured rock on its inland side but much greener on its seaward side.
Here was where our plans unravelled, as none of the ferry routes off Rab marked on our map existed! We capped this blow with an increasingly fruitless search for a room. But we found a 4-star place in the end so we are comfortably marooned at any rate. Tomorrow we should be able to get a private boat onward to Pag. I’m hopeful that it might be a rather fine wooden ship just up the quay. Rachel is reserving judgement…