As Marc Travels and Maree proceed their round-the-world journey with a Zero SR/F and a Suzuki Jimny, they begin this video out nonetheless in Albania, however with a deadline to catch a ferry to Corfu, an island in Greece. This after all means a border crossing (Albania isn’t a part of the European Union as of April 2023, however Greece is). That’s not all, although—first, they begin the day with a unique type of ferry completely.
In contrast to the bigger ferries chances are you’ll be used to, this can be a brief, cable-type ferry that goes from one facet of a river to the opposite. The cable system pulls what seems to be like a barely fancier, barely bigger raft throughout the river, from one facet to the opposite. It’s sturdy sufficient to hold passenger automobiles, such because the Jimny and/or the SR/F (although it doesn’t look giant sufficient to help a semi-truck or different giant automobiles).
Whereas it might sound slightly unusual for those who’ve by no means encountered the sort of ferry earlier than, Marc’s footage does not less than make it appear loads sturdier than among the water crossings that we’ve seen Itchy Boots encounter on her journeys. In each circumstances, although, the necessary factor is that each the bikes and their riders acquired from one financial institution to the opposite with nothing and nobody ending up within the water (yay).
That first ferry crossing is simply the beginning of at the moment’s journey, although. From there, it’s time to undergo the border checkpoint leaving Albania and coming into Greece through a mainland crossing. Albania sits simply north of Greece, with the Adriatic Sea on the west coast of the nation. To the north, east, and south, it’s surrounded by Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Greece. Whereas it’s attainable to get instantly from Corfu to Albania, that possibility wasn’t out there on the day they have been touring—so that they went by mainland Greece as an alternative.
Whereas Albania was extremely stunning, Marc famous that the charging infrastructure hasn’t actually been constructed up there simply but. Although they stayed in well-populated metropolis areas, he discovered himself largely utilizing commonplace family charging slightly than counting on quick chargers. What’s it going to be like in Greece?
The pair ended up racing a bit to catch the ferry from mainland Greece to Corfu, however fortunately the ferry port appeared to have a much less complicated structure than some we’ve seen prior to now. They have been in a position to efficiently stow their automobiles (with Maree having to do a prolonged backing course of to park the Jimny the place the ferry crew wished) and take the ferry they’d wished so they may get to their subsequent Airbnb condominium.
The island is, after all, stunning—and really near the Airbnb, Marc already managed to identify a quick charger on the Plugshare app. He visually confirmed the charger as they rolled towards their condominium, however since he didn’t cease to cost, it’s not clear but whether or not it’s working (the opposite half of the charging station battle). They plan to remain a couple of days in Corfu, although, so we’ll in all probability discover out sooner slightly than later, and in addition achieve extra perception into the native charging infrastructure as the times (and movies) stretch on.