The trail is beautiful, especially so as I caught the Balkans in the sweet transition spot of autumn to winter; my days were filled with golden and rust coloured leaves falling upon fresh snow, and from the summits I had clear, crisp air and views for across the mountains for many miles in every direction.
The Centre-Drive does a number of things, and it does them all very well indeed. On journeys like mine, I am particularly grateful for reliability and a robust build-quality, and I’m pleased to say that I found this here. The Balkans were cold, especially at night, and with the temperature dropping well below zero I appreciated the simplicity of the one-thumb opening sliding jaws (it was much too chilly to be faffing around with anything too fiddly.)
In an empty cabin in one of the valleys in Montenegro, I took shelter for an evening and was able to screw the door back onto its frame to cut out the chill of oncoming winter winds. All would have been very difficult, if not impossible, if I’d left the Centre-Drive at home.
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