Tuesday 22 July 2014

Adventurous Sunday

On Sunday we decided to make it a 'real' Sunday and go out and about and enjoying the sun and the sea starting with a lovely brunch.

Wriggly earth roads where you can not go faster than 30 km/h brought us to some amazing views and places.

Little islands...

Beautiful bays and lots of greens and blues.

And some more islands. Eventually after not coming across a single soul we ended up in a little restaurant, they never have customers from land, only from boats that sail by and like to have some solid ground and food before continuing their journey. We drank a coffee there and asked for instructions to find a bay we were looking for and continued our journey.

The road however is less fun and very tiring but it was worth it until...


No biggie, we have a spare tire, ah and it is in good condition pfewww, and then another crap when we discovered that our jack was awol and so was the tool that screws loose the screws that holds the tires, oh boy...
So we walked back to the little restaurant for help, luckily they had everything needed and helped us tremendously so we were very lucky because beside them their were only chicken in the neighborhood.

Oh and a donkey but he didn't know anything about changing tires.

Not wanting to take any risks we didn't continue the road we planned to avoid another flat tire, and got back the way we came. But as we had been mostly in the car all day I wanted to go to the beach to have a refreshing swim. There were a few people, one chasing the wind, flying on the waves.

After a refreshing swim it started to get dark, but the reason was a cloud covering the sun, we hadn't seen any clouds for a while, and this one made some pretty pictures.

Aaaahhh a peak to heaven *sigh*
All relaxed we got in to our car and just 500 meters away I had the terrible feeling that we had a flat tire again.

And I was right, for crying out loud. Now without a spare tire, no jack or tools we were totally helpless in the middle of nowhere on a Sunday.

We called friends who found a tire repairman and we were home eventually at 9 pm totally exhausted.

I now have two new tires, a jack and everything else needed, apparently there was also something else wrong with the car, which actually was the reason of this double trouble, so we were in luck as on a highway this could have ended very badly. So we count our blessings but I do not know when we will dare to have another 'vacation' again :)


  1. It looks like a surprizing day! :)
    Great photos!

  2. estella, lucky and unlucky, stay safe!

  3. What a day, luckily everything turned out well!

  4. Estella, _I heard that apparently sometimes there are undercover policemen hiding in very realistic looking donkeys. Have you checked? ;P
    (Oh, sorry, maybe that was actually a horse. And soldiers.... well, never mind, I'm sure they could have helped :D)


  5. What an adventure, glad you are ok.