Taking a shower was special: there was only cold water, therefore I took a cold shower. It was ok. As I realize this morning when looking out of the window I had a room with seaview, not more than 20 m from the water.
The sun is shining partially, taking precautions I apply my sunscreen. I could have saved it.
Oh yes, the first 50 km it stays dry. While taking a short coffee-break at Starigrad I already here thunder. In my direction it looks rather dark. Again I cover the baggage. Courageously I go on, and in fact: it starts raining, but still not very heavily.
I hope to come to Zadar before the thunderstorm catches up to me. To the right and the left I see lightnings, I hear non stop thundering. 10 km before Zadar the thunderstorm has caught up to me. Fortunately just as I pass a restaurant where I have to stay for two hours while the thunderstorm goes on. The waiters run outside to save the tables and chairs although they are under a roof.
In the meantime I enjoy gratefully a salad with ham and pancakes.
To Zadar the traffic becomes expectedly more dense, I miss the (early) turnoff to Sibenik and find myself in a development area of Zadar. No signs to Sibenik. I have to rely on my own orientation, pass the yacht-harbour and cross a rundown and lonely industrial area with completely rusted-out tanks and railway wagons. But the way really leads me to the road to Sibenik.
With increasing distance to Zadar the traffic decreases again, only from time to time a car passes me. This is very pleasant.
Because I lost so much time due to the thunderstorm I can't reach Sibenik but find a campground in Pirovac where I quickly set up my tent, take a (warm) shower and get a Raznici in the restaurant. They also will serve breakfast in the morning.
|The road goes mostly along the ocean|
|The islands are completely barren|
|Here it looks rather threatening|
|But for the present the way goes along the edge of the thunderstorm|
|What does this sign want to tell me?|
|In the distance the highway bridge to Zadar|
|View back: I came out of the sunshine|
|The highway bridge from the other side|
|This highway eases the traffic load enormously|
|Now the thunderstorm has caught up to me|
(Video -> click on the picture)
|Unplanned at the yacht harbor of Zadar|
|Industrial district with completely rusted-out tanks|
|Blue sky, sunshine, as if nothing had happened|
|If You can read all this while passing You are really good!|
|Amazing what you can find in Croatia!|