13. May 2000, Batumi to Tbilisi
of the day in any conversation: quality of roads. Potholes seem to be
especially filled up for us on the first section but it gets worse and
worse. It seems that noone feels responsible for the maintenance of roads,
there are potholes or even "open" roads everywhere. The other
obstacle are roaming cows, pigs or goats and their droppings. In the rural
areas, it seems, many hold private pets and let them wander around without
concern about their safety. Cows are aware that cars will stop for them
and they only start moving when a car gets closer or makes lots of noise.
In the afternoon we get a chance to see Tbilisi, read about it tomorrow.
Overall 37 minutes penalty