“It’s not every day you go on a boat”: 3 days in Sozopol

Sozopol has been an actual holiday type sojourn, a beach-and-trashy-novel day, a restaurant-with-cultural-dancing evening, lots of ice creams eaten while looking at the sea. A 70 km loop bike ride that took me to ancient Thracian standing stones, a ride that was so much more easeful in 29C and without a loaded bike. Susan says… Continue reading “It’s not every day you go on a boat”: 3 days in Sozopol

Kormyansko to Veliko Tărnovo: 70 km, 800 m. Persistence.

My second day of riding was an exercise in persistence. But not persistence like, grit, pushing it hard, more like persistence when the journey owns me, giving myself over to it and accepting what it was. The nutshell is that day 2 was more of day 1, but slightly less terrible. With Deyan’s advice, I… Continue reading Kormyansko to Veliko Tărnovo: 70 km, 800 m. Persistence.