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Day -18

Gjrokatra (Gjrokater)

storm

The next day I went to Gjrokatra where I had real good luck.
A guy approached me and offered me a "hotel" room in his house.
It wasn't a very good one but I took it anyway.
Soon I went up to the castle and seen about everything one can see there (except for canons demonstration one have to pass through).
Then I went down and explored the old town on the hillside and had some beer there.

A little later rain started and I didn't have my raincoat with me. I waited till it eased to dripping and started my way down to the new town but half way down there was a series of lightning and very loud thunders and in seconds a flood started. Near me there were two columns of a house with a covered gap between them about 70 cm wide. I got shelter there just as the heavy rain started.
In minutes the steep, stone padded street turned into a river, carrying a lot of mud and litter.

It rained like that more than half an hour. It was early afternoon but dark as sunset. The flow in the street became clear after the heavy wash of dirt. When the rain eased again I started hoping from one shelter to another until I got to a street of the new town where the buildings had covered walk.
From there it was easy and soon I got to my room and waited about two hours till rain stopped.
It was late in the afternoon, I went out to eat, checked my emails and wrote home and on my way back bought some breakfast.
The storm started again in the evening and continued with breaks all night.

Posted by sapan 04:18 Archived in Albania Tagged backpacking

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