I left Sighisoara about 10.00am this morning and arrived at the Cheile Rasnovei campsite, south of Rasnov, about two hours later. It’s a very quiet place, set in the countryside next to a national park area and alongside a mountain stream. And as far as I can tell, there’s only one family camping here in addition to myself. There are caravans on site but they don’t seem to be currently occupied.
I got checked in, selected a pitch and then the rain started! Not heavy rain, but enough that I had to delay setting up the tent. Finally I got the tent set up and also deployed the awning for the first time on the trip. I’ll be able to prepare and cook dinner under it if the rain returns. By 3.30pm, the rain had cleared and I’d set up camp. Rather than dash about trying to visit landmarks in the late afternoon, I’m just relaxing at the campsite. There are beautiful views from the terrace of the campsite’s restaurant, so it’s a nice place to hang out with my Lonely Planet guide for Eastern Europe, a bar of chocolate and a bottle of water (to be replaced with cold beer or maybe some wine later this evening).
Ethan has asked for more photos of the tent, specifically the inside, so here are some pics for him.
Here is a GPS track that shows the location of the campsite, south of Brasov, and its proximity to places like Bran, Harman and Prejmer where I’ll be sightseeing over the next day or two.