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Miles on land and sea…

5 Oct

We have a little catching up to do!  We left Dubrovnik on Saturday after finding the Hole in the Wall.  Of course, on the other side was a card game that looked like it had been going on since the 50’s! MSC_8343

We also visitied the War Photos museum and seeing the images from the 1990-92 war that broke up Yugoslavia in to the sovereign republics that include Croatia.  It’s a remarkable story that is worth learning about if you are so inclined.IMG_3592  We headed north to Mali Ston, the oyster capital of Croatia and a lovely fishing village. IMG_3594 By nightfall we reached Split and got aboard the s/v Wild Wind, our home for the week.  Our first stop was the beautiful village of Stari Grad on the Island of Hvar.  A picturesque exactly as you would expect.MSC_8391  I was lucky to find this gentleman repairing his fishing net.  Kind of him to allow me to photograph him working. MSC_8377 The wifi is spotty so we’ll post when we can!  Thank you for the comments, we love to hear from you.  We don’t get much news from back home and on one here has mentioned Donald Trump!

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Dubrovnik

2 Oct

This is a tough one. There’s just no way I’ve found to photograph this drop-dead-gorgeous walled city so that you can see why you want to drop everything and go. Now. Dubrovnik was bombed for over a year and was devastated.  Twenty years plus later it is a beautiful, albeit touristy, destination that will take your breath away. What you walk around on looks like this.  

 
The pedestrian-only main boulevard looks like this.  

 
The narrow alleys look Ike this.  

 
And overall it looks like this.  

 
But in fact it doesn’t look anything like any of these. I think you’ll just have to go to see for yourself. And you should. Marci agrees! 

 More to come as we head up the coast tomorrow. 

A Quick Update…

1 Oct

Good morning!  Before leaving Montenegro we made a short and lively stop in Perast. I might stay here next time do if you are planning a visit, take note!

  
We crossed the border into Croatia and headed to Cavtat for a lunch of oysters and local fish (sorry I don’t take pictures of my food!) and just settling in to our hotel in Dubrovnik. Here’s your first glimpse from our balcony


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A Full Day

30 Sep

After a delicious breakfast in Kotor, we drove to the superyacht marina in Tivat to see this extensive new development. 

  Then passed a small village where they fish right off the road by hand. What a contrast!  

Back into the car and up into the mountains to Skadar Lake national park.   It wasn’t quite as photogenic as promised, but a fun afternoon nonetheless. To top off the day?  What else!?  

Kotor

29 Sep

The beautiful bay of Kotor. A walled city where we are staying.  

 
And Budva…

  
And a private yacht designed to look like a submarine. 

  
And the prettiest girl in town.  

 
And more to come. 🙂

Layover

28 Sep

After an overnight flight to Munich we had a 4 hour layover so a quick side trip to Freising and a yummy breakfast.  

   
Next stop…Kotor, Montenegro.   See you there!

Montroahunczetria

27 Sep

The first step is to decode it. We’re headed off on another adventure and trying mobile entries. Enjoy and comment!