Ruth and Max enjoying a beautiful rainbow at the Natyra e Qete Restaurant & Camping near Berat, Albania.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Berat, Albania.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? South towards Greece.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Heading into Albania today

Yes, Max's bathroom roof vent is still dripping. My quick repair in the dark slowed it down a little, but didn't stop it. I'm not surprised. Fortunately, it drips right onto the floor of our shower, so the water just drains away not really hurting anything.

But we're still confused about how this happened to begin with. I was almost convinced it was a stress crack from the twisting motion of the body caused by putting one wheel on a ramp higher than the others, but when I put it down off the ramp, the gaps on the damaged vent didn't change at all. It's very strange.

We are headed into Albania today, and I already know of a good hardware store that should have the sealer I need to fix it. Maybe they'll have a telescopic ladder as well. I've been wanting one anyhow. And they're still calling for a nice day tomorrow, so that will be my window of opportunity to get it repaired before the rains return on Monday!

Speaking of windows of opportunity, we managed to find a gap in the weather yesterday long enough to get out for a decent walk. We were just setting out when it started spitting again, and we hummed and hawed about whether to go at all. But it's only water. We grabbed the umbrellas and off we went.

In behind us is part of a new multi gazillion dollar road they are building here in Montenegro.

It's a huge project with lots of tunnels and bridges.

The only problem is... that it's a road that nobody wanted and it doesn't go anywhere! That's not entirely true of course, but it turns out that the whole thing is a mess caused by the previous government.

What a mess.

We followed a path on the opposite side of the river.

Looking across at Max.
The two other motorhomes are from France.

Someone thought they could live under the rock?

I hope that's not what's holding the ceiling up!

The Morača River Canyon.

There are some underground streams emptying here.

Scenery along the way.

We came across some pomegranate trees.
Ruth picked a couple to take home.

We made it 4 kms, and then turned around to come back. So we did 8 kms (5 miles) in total. About 5 minutes from Max, it started to spit again, and by the time we made it back to Max it was raining. Our timing was very lucky!

Ruth made chocolate chip cookies last night!
My favorite!

So, we are border crossing into Albania today. After having spent three months there in the spring, it almost feels like going home!

Oh, by the way, I put a permanent link on the upper right hand side of the blog to the 5% off deal for Heymondo Travel Medical Insurance. Several people have asked about it, so it's now there for good.


And in Canada...


  1. Pomegranate tree! How exotic. I guess I'd never really thought about what they grow on, but I do love them -- very cool. Your cover photo today is stunning! Even with the slightly less than great weather, it is still a very pretty place.

    1. We saw lots of pomegranate trees when we were in Turkey last year and a friend of our also had a tree growing in the yard in Mexico.

      The color of the water and the neat rock formations that made up the canyon just made the view beautiful. I love seeing rivers like that. :-)

  2. I also hope those sticks are not intended to keep the Cave Monster in his lair.

    1. Well they haven't been broken yet so I guess they must be keeping that cave monster in, we certainly didn't see an escaped one when we were out for our walk, lol!

    2. I'm thinking he saw your every move...LOL

    3. Yep, we probably even walked right him, lol!


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