Day 8 – Thursday 28 June 2012
Route: Bucharest to Constanta and Mamaia on the Balck Sea in Romania
Departure Time: 10:00
Arrival Time at Vega Hotel in Mamaia: 14:15
Time in the Saddle: 3h15m
Day Distance: 156mls (251km)
Tour Distance to Date: 1835mls (2954km)
Tour Time in the Saddle: 42h48
Nothing that charges the batteries like a good night's sleep! After a proper breakfast I head off to the BMW dealer in Bucharest (Automobile Bavaria) where a very friendly Anghela Tiberu assisted me to buy 2 headlamp bulbs (1 replacement and 1 spare :-) ). Replacing the faulty bulb was quick and soon I was on my way, starting the final leg of the outward journey from London to the Black Sea.
I was very excited as I entered Constanta and knew I would see the Black Sea for the first time in my life any second... I checked into the Vega Hotel in Mamaia and rushed to the beech. The sea's water was surprisingly warm and after a refreshing swim, a MaiTai cocktail and pizza was on the menu for a late lunch.
A jazz band was playing in the restaurant on the terrace and a disco was in the oasis bar - no lack in nightlife entertainment.