We estimate to get going again soon. As soon as the olives are ready for harvest. Looks like the harvest will be on Sunday and that means we will be back in the saddle on Wednesday. It´s been over a month now since we arrived here. It´s may sound like quite a long wait, but don´t worry, we have been busy in the garden and been munching on the fruit, vedge and mushrooms of the season. We got here just on time to enjoy the last figs, peaches and melons of the season, even to participate in the grape harvest and the first steps in the process to make wine. Now moving in to autumn the mushrooms are starting to pop up in the forest and we are eating the last vegetables in the garden and are making a lot of juice from pomegranates. We have also been doing a few dives around Porec and one day we went on a underwater cleaning mission in Vrsar. The cleaning of the beach and harbor in Vrsar was organized by Diving center Porec on request from camping valamar. The amount of garbage we picked up was just unbelievable. At the moment we are busy painting boards and beams for a roof for the garage and the terrasse.
Before we continue we will cut down on a lot of luggage. As much as possible. We are doing an inventory of all our gear and think need to have rather than nice to have. The aim is to travel as light as possible from now on. Also when we enter the Sahara and west Africa we need to carry more water than we are used to.
We had a great time and a good rest in Istria but we can´t wait to get in the saddle again and cycle west through Italy, France and Spain before we jump on the boat that will take us to a new continent, Africa!