Novi Sad-Zemun 103kms
One of the fringe benefits of staying in a B&B is the breakfast. Not a full fry-up as you’d expect in the UK, but a cold buffet of meats, cheeses, eggs, croissants…etc. Ideal for making a small pack-up for the road. But I also took advantage of doing my laundry, and getting the bootboy to give my cycling shoes a clean…..
Before I left the city, I paid a quick visit to the centre, and came across my first Eastern Orthodox church
There must be several in the city because orthodox clergy were evident everywhere.
When I left the city, I had hoped to pick up the Danube trail once again, found a clear signpost pointing the way
I followed it, only to find that it deteriorated into a dirt track. Rejoining the highway, I found that conditions there weren’t much better
and when I took a longish diversion to get onto quieter roads, I found stretches still waiting to be completed!
But the real punishment for not staying with the trail was this
….and let me spell it out, that is uphill not downhill……and it went on for 4kms. But of course, journeymen welcome challenges like that, don’t we?
My campsite tonight is just 16kms from the centre of Belgrade, capital of Serbia. So tomorrow I will pay my first visit….expecting of course to see a certain amount of flood damage from the recent heavy rains.