Epic European Cycle : 2015-08-20 : Čakovec

Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Cycle Nagykanizsa to Čakovec $0.00 0.00 0.00 Day 54: 53km: Total 2340km
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Hotel Hotel Park Čakovec $540.00 Six nights, Incl breakfast

Trip Log

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Today was our worst day of riding in the rain so far, and honestly, it wasn't that bad. We set out in overcast conditions. At around 10km, we spotted a little cafe that was open and decided to stop for our first break. While we were enjoying first break, it rained for a while, and then essentially stopped just as we were ready to start moving again. We thought that was pretty awesome, and we reached the border at Letenye easily. Just short of the border, we met a couple of backpackers from Isreal who were wondering where the border was. We stopped for a chat, showed them the map, and assured them that they were close to the border... maybe 2-3 km, or maybe as little as 1.5km. We carried on, and stopped for second break at a nice little cafe just on the other side. Before we were finished, the couple showed up again so we had another nice chat with them. After that, we carried on toward Čakovec, quickly spotting the "R3 cycle route" to Čakovec, which took us very circuitously to essentially the same place that Brent had already plotted for us. During that section we got poured on - we were completely soggy by the time we reached Čakovec, so we checked into the only hotel in town and had a "gear and clothing explosion" in our room to try and dry everything out.
We have both been feeling the pinch of running out of days we can stay in Schengen, so we're both pretty relieved to be merrily stamped in to Croatia. We have eleven days left on our Schengen visa, so if we decide to go back in for a few days at the end of our trip we can. We can actually start a new visa on Oct 29th, which is great, because our flight home is out of Paris on Oct 31st. That gives us some more wiggle room.
Heel crisis averted! I've been trying to manage my heel callouses on this trip without my pedicure razor but it has NOT been going well. My callouses have gotten so big that I've been amazed they haven't cracked yet. Any moment, I'm sure. Tonight, Brent and I poked our noses into a little store and I found a pedicure razor! Yay! Heel callouses are banished and I will be fine for the rest of the trip. What a relief!