The coast of Croatia, and indeed the whole Adriatic is quite beautiful, with mountains coming down to the clear turquoise sea. The road snakes its way along the coast for breathtaking views, and as the traffic was light, it made for fun riding. After two nights in Dubrovnik we thought we would take the drive up to Mostar in Bosnia, to see the old town and to take in some of the great scenery on the way. The route took us first to Trebinje (Bosnia) where we enjoyed our ritual morning coffee, and then west along the M6 and across to Stolac before taking the main road up to Mostar. The scenery in the mountains is hauntingly beautiful and the road very quiet. We notice a marked improvement in the general level of activity in the fields, and better houses than we saw when we came through four years earlier, and fewer young people standing around in the streets, it would appear the country is slowly recovering from the war of the 1990’s. The old town of Mostar is also improved, with more of the old town opened up for tourists and more businesses set up, but why so many of them were selling the same cheap trinkets we can’t possibly fathom? Still we enjoy the weather and the walk around the old streets, and of course the old bridge, first completed in 1566 but destroyed in 1993 during the Balkans war, then rebuilt and subsequently given UNESCO World heritage status.