So here I am, close to my goal ! It was my last day cycling before taking the ferry and arriving on the Black Sea in Sulina.
This morning I left early and managed to take the 8am ferry. If I hadn’t caught him, it wouldn’t have been a big deal : there are them every half hour. But it’s still half an hour less in the hot weather.
Very pleasant road : not many cars, the landscape is very pretty and a little misty at the beginning. A few slopes a little steep but on the whole it goes well.
As you approach Tulcea you can hear cicadas, in a very beautiful hilly and wooded landscape where there are many herds. This is where a slightly steeper slope begins, about twenty kilometres from Tulcea : it rises to more than 160m. Almost at the top a tree makes a magnificent shadow, I stop there to refresh myself. Then it goes down to Samova, I dream of a shaded park with benches near the Danube... There will be a little shade, a big stone as a bench but the previous picnickers have left their packaging... it’s ugly.
I arrive in Tulcea early and I go out again in the late afternoon. The storm is not far away. A few large drops hasten my entry into a restaurant... but it won’t really rain :)