November Rain

There she is, the famous Black Sea.


We reached the Black Sea in Varna, Bulgaria after a two day ride from the Romania-Bulgaria border marked by the cold November rain that is quickly becoming a constant in our lives. Oh well, nothing lasts forever…

We also hit another important milestone on our way here. At 12:48pm EET on November 3rd, while cycling on a cold, windy ridge about 9 kilometers north of Varna, Sarah hit 10,000 kilometers on her odometer. She has now officially entered the realm of cycling goddess!


Since we arrived in Varna, we’ve been victory posing on the beach and wandering around the city. Varna is the most touristy city we’ve been in for quite a while. There is a huge pedestrian zone with upscale shopping and restaurants and a giant seaside park. The city is pretty quiet right now though; most of the discos along the beach are already closed for the season.


Despite her impressive quads, Sarah is feeling a bit worn out from the five-figure odometer reading, so we are going to rest here for a couple of days before heading down the coast to Turkey.

3 Responses to “November Rain”

  1. Dad Says:

    Congratulations Sarah, you did it!
    10,000 kilometers.
    Just the thought of your incredible feat makes me want to take a nap.
    Rest well. And for the final portion of your journey:
    “May the wind always be on your back and the sun upon your face and may the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.”
    Peace & Love,

  2. Brenda Diaz Says:

    hey you guys! that is sooo awesome. I can’t even imagine what it would feel like hitting 10,000k mark. Maybe like hitting 9 months preggie… we’ll see! :-)

    Anyway, your blog is so awesome and I really enjoy reading all the entries and looking at pictures. Romania sounded super cool!

    lots of love to you both,
    New Zealand

  3. Jivko Says:

    If you have time, you might consider the following destinations on the way south:
    – Emine Cape
    – Nessebar – the old town part is quite nice, even in the winter
    – Slanchev Brjag – famous tourists place during the summer, a bit of a hotels concrete jungle by now. Still worth mentioning.


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