Friday, 16 September 2011

September 14th – On the Road To Sofia

September 14th – On the Road To Sofia
Up at 6am to complete the final leg to Sofia (300K) but before we can get there we need to cross the Danube on a barge. Hopefully when they finally open the bridge they are building over the river this will not only safe us time but also money.
Another beautiful day and we are making good progress, no major road works and some new motorway to drive on. We arrive at Calufat at the Romanian border to catch the ferry over to Bulgaria were we are met by our dear friend Florin who works at the port. Florin has kindly arranged so that we don’t need to pay the customary taxes and ensures that we are on the first available ferry.
We are making excellent time!
After getting off the ferry we are now in Bulgaria, we park in a TIR car park nearby and wait for our escort, Niki from ‘One Life Charity. The convoy leaders decide that it would be a good time to have a break and some drivers decide to eat in the café, big mistake. Over an hour later some of us are still waiting for our meals, in fact we still are.
We then set off through some of the finest countryside in Europe and arrive at the compound organised by ‘One Life’ for gratis.
It’s now 9pm and the minibuses pick us up and take us to our hotel for a well-deserved beer and an early night as we all know we have a very long day ahead of us tomorrow.

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