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October 4, 2022

Last Journal

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — Steve Happ @ 8:52 am

Journal 23 – The Last

This is it, the last journal.

19th September, 2022, 16:00, Monday, Horicez, Czech Republic

It’s been raining all day off and on. First stop this morning was the mountain spring where I filled up water, then down the hill to Lubawka, the last Polish town before Czech. I spent all my zloty and then crossed into Czechia and got a vignetter at Bernatrice. Then Trutnov, and back roads via Horicek towards Opocno. There seems to be a lot of fruit in the area.

21/9/2022, Thursday, Harmanec Jasknya,

I started off this morning beneath a ski resort – Podlizana, then took route 35 past Zilina, Martin and Turcianksy. Then went up a mountain and am now camped just below the top. There are caves everywhere. Limestone country.

limestone country
Limestone country

24/9/2022, 08:00, Saturday, Zivodska

Ice covering the car this morning. No wonder my ears were cold last night. Sun is just coming up, got the car heater going, coffee. I am a survivor!

foggy morning
foggy morning

Yesterday I stopped off at Banska Bystrica, went to maccas for wifi and Decathlon, but they had no gas bottles wtf! Still no phone service. Don’t know what I will do – so annoying. I have to get a sim card for every country, doh! or just use wifi.

garden gnomes
Hungarian Gromes

superman change sheds
Superman’s changing shed

25/9, 08:00, Sunday. Hungary

I got phone signal again! I went through Eger, avoiding most of the city and cobblestones. Camped on a field in Great Hungarian Plains. So flat! Heading to Tisca Lakes and border tomorrow.

Plains of Hungary

Black mushies
Black Mushies

long mushies
Long mushies

Addendum – 4th October, Suceava, Romania

I am now in Romania, getting some work done on the car, then heading south to warmer climes. The End.

Autumn Leaves turn to gold
Autumn Leaves turn to gold

Autumn in the hills.
Autumn in the hills

a gorge
A gorge

romania train
Romania train

log carters
Log haulers

Very strong draft horses
Very strong draft horses

Stephen the Great castle
Stephen the Great Castle

Suceava, Romania.


  1. Sorry that I missed your Birthday, SO – HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR STEVE, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. Why is journal 23 your last?

    Comment by Wal Remington — October 5, 2022 @ 11:50 am

  2. thanks Steve, looks cold there, where to next and how is the car holding up, you have done a few Ks now.

    Comment by Lawrie — October 6, 2022 @ 4:25 am

  3. hi lawrie.

    I am in Turkey. heaps warmer here. i reckon nearly 30 degrees at times.
    i have done 160,000 k now. I just had a service last week. new oil and filters..
    Car is going good.

    best wishes,

    Comment by Steve Happ — October 19, 2022 @ 12:38 pm

  4. thanks wal,

    i forget what i did on my birthday. so long ago.
    My internet has not been the best so it is hard to keep up the journals. sorry wal..

    I will try and upload a general one now and again. at the moments its birding time… 🙂

    Best wishes,

    Comment by Steve Happ — October 19, 2022 @ 12:40 pm

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