Gorgeous Georgia

Didn't get off to a great start as the ferry docked at 9.00am - maybe I was a bit too optimistic when I presented myself for check out at 9.30- only to be told that I should go back and wait in my cabin for "one or two hours, or maybe three or four"!

It was 1.45pm by the time I got out of the port and then, the car that was showing me the route out of the docks area reversed into me! not a good start.

I was pulled over by police within 30 mins on the road- oh no I thought- ex-soviet style again, but how wrong I was, they just wanted to chat (which was very limited with my poor Russian vocab) and then they asked me to pose for a quick photo and they waved me on - how friendly was that I thought. The roads seem pretty good, although there are random cows wandering around which I am having to dodge around, it reminds me of India. I have managed to meet up with another rider through Horizons Unlimted so we are comparing rides so far - it has taken him two months to get this far whilst I have whizzed through in two weeks.

 

The ferry was fine, I had opted for the economy cabin which means sharing with three others - I was a bit concerned the other three would turn out to be farting Ukrainian truck drivers (call me Mrs Picky) - however the receptionists felt sorry for me and put me in a cabin on my own - luxury. The Georgians on board took me under their wing, trying to fatten me up by urging more food onto me and they also did some language lessons with me so I now have a Georgian twang to my Russian. The food itself was a bit odd- everyone was pulling funny faces - well, cold noodles and sausage isn't usual for breakfast in anyone's country - it took me two days to find out that there was porridge available. I am hoping for some time at the beach tomorrow.

so far....

So enjoying reading the Travels of Tiff - beats Enid Blyton any day. I get Kit to read it out to me with lots of voices & accents - so am really appreciating Russian with a Georgian twang!!!!