What a surprise! Clouds again…
Once again I wake up and I don’t like what I see out of my window. No, I’m not talking at all about the poor guys on the carriage you can see in the picture but what I see looking at the sky. Clouds again. This is the third day in a row that I don’t see the blue sky I left in Karnobat railway station. Honestly I lack of energy because of this. I’m sun powered and without it I move veeeeeery slowly. I have breakfast in the hotel with no hurry, then I decide that if the weather doesn’t improve I will likely spend some time in a café with wifi connection, working at this website and then I will move to the dolphinarium where, according the relevant website, there should be a show at 2:00 PM. Going downtown by bus I notice several buildings that would be beautiful if properly restored. Unfortunately in some case what it remains is so poor that they would need practically to be rebuilt it from scratch. By the year of construction sometime written on the building façade I understand that most of them back date to 1920. At that time Constanța should have be really a wonderful place. I arrive in the centre and in Piața Ovidiu there are few tourists and a cold wind is blowing through the windows of an unfinished building issuing a kind of spectral whistle. It is 11:30 I have some time before need to go to the dolphins. Very close to the square there is a nice cafeteria with a perfect wifi and serving good coffee too. I camp there for about two hours working at what you see and read hopefully every day.
European day of who knows what.
Coffee and internet are perfect companions in cold weather and therefore I have to admit that is not easy to take the decision to stop what I’m doing and go outside but dolphins are waiting for me. Dolphinarium is close to Mamaia, the northern suburb of Constanța famous for its beach. I would like to reach it by bus, I own also a one-day card bought yesterday for 5 Lei, but in the end I’m not able to find the right bus and the bus stop. I take a taxi. The guy speaks a little Italian and he tells me that he is the only one in the family living in Romania after several years of work spend abroad (Italy, Turkey, Greece), all the others are abroad (Italy again and Germany). When I arrive at the dolphinarium a person explains me that today they are celebrating some European day of something and because of that the show will be for free (good!) but it will start at 3:00 PM (not so good). However he is also so kind to suggest me what to do while waiting: to walk around the small natural reserve part of the same park of the dolphinarium. Reserve is made of a small lake and the mini zoo setup all around. I don’t like too much the zoo that, it should be said, includes mainly non exotic species like goats and pigs. There is some kind of goose going freely wherever it want. The round of the lakes takes about 30 minutes but when I arrive at dolphinarium again I check and I find out that the show will actually start at 15:30. Outside the park, just around the corner, there is a café with wifi and of course I decide to wait a little bit here. This post continues to next page