All packed up with Dean and ready to leave Knowle Village, about 0630
Stopping at a supermarket in Northern France, now very hot
MId way accross France and first nights camping. It had been a hard day and as we were putting the tent up we had a massive thunderstorm, travelling baptism of fire for Dean
Close to Strasbourg
Working towards Germany
Stopped in this little French town very closer to Germany
Same town, Storks nesting on virtually every Chimney
My Suzuki DL650 V Strom and Deans Honda XL650 Transalp
Into Switzerland and the mountains
Working across Switzerland towards the Italian Dolomites
Fluela Pass, Switzerland
At the foot of the Stelvio Pass, Swiss Side
Camp Site on the Swiss side at the very foot of the Stelvio pass, Very beautiful
Santa Maria, Switzerland
Filling up next morning to go into Italy and over the Stelvio Pass
Climbing up the Stelvio!
Into Italy close to the top of the Stelvio
I think that the name TRANSALP is very apt !!
Having a well earned cup of coffee on the top of the Stelvio pass. We had problems with the Jetboil stove because of the altitude.
This Dutch cyclist had cycled up one side of the Stelvio was then going to descend and then in the afternoon climb back up the other side, and back top the top again !!!! that is what i call commitment
This is the other side of the Stelvio we are about to descend down that road, towards the Dolomites
Lots of cyclists were climbing up the Stelvio
At the bottom of the Stelvio, i was having a drink sitting on a wall and i thought the bike looked good, so i took a picture
We actually had a small problem finding the Slovenian border !!
We had, torrential rain in the morning and then in Slovenia the sun came out with force. So we stripped off had lunch and left everything out to dry !!
Just crossed into Croatia
Future Croatian Biker?
We stayed in this small village,typical Croatian fishing village. Mind you 2 minutes a big dog decided to have a go at me, not very nice !!
We are still not south enough to clear the changeable weather, time to get the waterproofs on
Lunch again, and now the Sun is shining with a vengeance, LOVELY
Croatia and my Suzuki DL650 !!!
This little boy waited for over 30 minutes for what i presume is his father to return from fishing, lovely sunset, Gradac, Croatia
Bacina Lakes, Croatia
We are a long way south now, straight on for Dubrovnik or right for Sarajevo and Bosnia
Croatia is so lovely !!
Into Bosnia for a few miles as it intersects the Croatian coast road for a few miles