Day 9 – Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport: Back Home

Sunday September 12, 2010, 22 km (13 miles) – Total so far: 595 km (370 miles)

I had a great night’s sleep at the hostel and decided to make the most of my last morning in Croatia by walking the town walls.

Old Town Fountain
Town Walls
Entire Old Town

After walking the walls I had another stroll around the old town before getting on the bike for one last trip to the airport. It rained quite a bit on the short 20km spin and I got yet another puncture but it didn’t dampen my spirits much and I arrived at the airport in plenty of time.

I wrapped the bike up fairly quickly and had plenty of time to relax in the airport and reflect on the trip.

It was a fantastic experience and I really enjoyed the whole simplicity of the trip. Also importantly I had learnt some lessons about what would work and what wouldn’t for a longer tour. But most importantly I’m now more determined than ever to do a round the world cycle after college. I don’t want to find myself stuck in a computing career and regret not having gone for it. My best chance is to go after college, it is the one time I will have a break before entering the working world. So for the next 2 years I need to save, save, save and after work placement, try and get a part-time job wherever possible. I am going to have to work hard to make this dream happen. Hopefully all goes to plan!

All packed up and ready to go
The final 595 kilometre loop

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