This is my fav episode to date (I say that everytime a new one comes out, they just keep getting better!). We met Ed and Joscha in Romania near the border of Bulgaria. It was great to finally see them after 24 hours of attempting to meet. (Although I do not regret for a moment spending the night on that hill top with the shephards).
The story behind the none existent bridge: Joscha met a couple where they had lunch while waiting for us in the little town where we had arranged to meet. They told him of this great little camping place that was, ( and this is most important for the extended time period overland traveller), FREE. The problem: There was no bridge. They were building the bridge, they had just failed to complete it just yet. To go around and access it by road meant an additional 2 hours. So we could cut 2 hours off of our time by riding over this bridge and heading out in the morning, AND we wouldnt pay anything.
Even if I was not a newbie rider I would never have attempted what those boys did. IF they had dropped the bikes on the bridge, there would be no more bike.
But I attempt my first real off roading expereince. As in no road whatsoever. I tried to follow the path the boys cut for me, but that was all I could do! However, you can see just how proud I was.
I challenge anyone to find a dirtier laugh than mine!!!
Our first camp site in Bulgaria: