The next day the weather was better and we decided to visit a fortress close to Batumi and near to the Turkish border. The wall mostly intact.
We then went on to see the village Sarpi which turned out to be just a border town and not that interesting, but the views where amazing:
We even saw a dolphin hopping out of the black sea to say hi to us.
The route for that day:
The next day we meant to go to Gori, about 80 km before Tbilisi and visit another cave city the next day before going back to Tbilisi. Once we got there the Hotel out of the Lonely Planet seemed deserted so we continued our trip to Tbilisi. Arriving a day earlier. We went out for some dinner that night.
Since my fork-seal should be in the next day and the bike needed an oil change we decided to make tomorrow a bike-day.
Getting the right oil here is somewhat of a challenge but after asking around, getting a lift and paying about € 70,- for 4 liters I got what I needed. When we got back at the hotel the seals arrived. Some garage close to our hotel helped me get rid of the old oil and helped me change the engine oil and gearbox oil. Then Sarah and me started on the frontfork. In the Haynes manual it all seems so simple. Getting the leaking tube out was not that hard but getting the old seal out was. In the manual it says it can be done with a flat-head screwdriver. Well it broke my leatherman. (multitool) Luckily some neighbour was working on his car and he helped get the old one out and the new seal in. Al together we worked 3 hours on the bike and all should be well for another 10.000 km’s.
We celebrated with some dinner:
A special thanks to my dad and Sarah for helping me out.