A relative good sleep last night out camping near Satrovcha. Not too cold and it was very peaceful. Woke up at my usual time and hang out the tent to dry a bit before pushing off.
I was not very sure where I would end up as Bansko at 89 km seems a bit daunting with expected hill climbs. Gotse Delchev on the other hand is around 45km away. In between there was really nothing interesting. So I just play by ear and go and see how I end up.
Fortunately it was a relatively easy ride to Gotse Delchev as there was more downhill than uphill. I arrive Gotse Delchev at around 130pm just in time for lunch.
Some of the downhills were exhilarating and downright spectacular. So it was a real joy cycling today.
Gotse Delchev is a relative big town and I found a perfect spot to have lunch near the park. After lunch I was mulling if I should carry on or stay. I was thinking of the need for the use of a proper bathroom for “big business” and shower and that tip the scale for me. The other factor of me staying is that I managed to get a coach surfing host to host me tomorrow at Bansko.
So I went on a hunt for cheap stay and after awhile found one. There was no one at the place but there was a number I could call. Initially the lady said on the phone 22 Lev but I said too expensive and wanted to leave. Just as I was about to leave, the husband came out and I spoke to him and asked him and he started babbling something in Bulgarian and finally said 15 Lev and I said ok. Hmmmm what does tell you ? Women are hard bargainers and men are terrible at it?
Anyway happy that I got a good deal. The room is ok not as good as the one in Yagodina. In any case have some time on my hands and so I went on a quick city tour. Nothing too interesting except I had a kick out of watching the locals.
Tomorrow I expect a hard 49km to Bansko.