You will forgive my not completing this tonight, but I have now rejoined my family. Priorities change as does motivation. None the less I cycled my heart out for 8 days, climbing some huge hills and scaring myself half to death coming down the other side. (I have had fleeting nightmares about disappearing off the edge of a cliff!)
I have slept in hay barns, vineyards, supermarket carparks and hotels. Sometimes for only 3 hours, sometimes more.
I have eaten a lot of patisserie food, ice cream and drunk a lot of coke.
In the end I cycled to Dubrovnik and was home in less than 8 hours. From 32 ° to typical English rain.
I am indebted to you all for your support that became so, so important. There is unfinished business out there and it starts with all the photos that I will post shortly.
Thank you all.