Day 7 – Lumbarda to Prapratno: Along the Peljesac Peninsula

Friday September 10, 2010, 62 km (38 miles) – Total so far: 515 km (320 miles)

I woke to the sound of heavy rain. The weather had been great so far so I guess I was due some of this. I packed up the tent in the driving rain and hit the road for the ferry. There were streams running down the road and some parts of the road were flooded so by the time I reached the ferry I was soaked from head to toe. I got the 11AM ferry across to Orebic, a village at the end of the Peljesac peninsula back on the mainland.

Back to the mainland
Orebic Harbour

Once back on mainland Croatia I headed out of Orebic up a long steep climb. The rain had stopped at this stage but it seemed it would be on and off all day. Once I gained some height the road got very interesting, clinging to a cliffside with only a small barrier separating you from a several hundred metre drop. There were plenty of car wrecks at the bottom of these cliffs so it seems the barriers are probably a new addition.

View back to Korcula island and the end of the Peljesac peninsula
Climbing away from Orebic
Monument carvings

The road through the centre of the peninsula took in 3 more big climbs and descents before I reached Camp Prapratno. The rain had hit back again and I still had another day to reach Dubrovnik so I decided to stop here for the night. It was still early but I was glad I stopped when I did, just after pitching my tent and getting a shower, there was torrential rain for the rest of the evening!

Camp Prapratno

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