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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik September 22nd 2019

Lovely lazy morning with a late breakfast and then down to the quiet of the beach to meditate ( been a bit slack while I’ve been away). A gentle lapping against the stoney beach and gulls singing in the background made it the perfect location. About 45 minutes later I headed back to my room to prepare for a walk around the bay and heads to the next bay that leads to open waters along an old rock wall. Today is all about relaxation and soaking the Dubrovnik sun and sea. Walking back over the beach stones, small stones made their way into my sandals and took 3 attempts to get rid of them. Wandering off I pass the first so called sandy beach at my favourite sunset spot........ I am soon reminded from previous visits ... read more
Cape Walk
Cape Walk

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik September 21st 2019

Today has been all about the old town of Dubrovnik. Breakfast, then caught the local bus number 4 to the Old Town. It was reasonably early but the bus was a sardine can. Thankfully I got a seat- I think my white hair came into play again! Accents were Aussie, British, American and all sorts of Europeans. Arriving, we all poured out of the bus at the wall of the Old Town. The crowds were unbelievable! Dobrovnik has not yet worked out how to manage the crowds and endless large tourist bus. The streets were clogged. They could learn from how Budapest manages the Buda side of the Danube. I counted at least 10 tour guides holding up flags, numbers or umbrellas and I’m sure there were more. The cruise ships are also constant visitors and ... read more
Old Town Dubrovnik
Old Town Dubrovnik
wall of Old Town Dubrovnik

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik September 20th 2019

Started the day at 5:30 am with an email asking to ring my travel agent. BAD NEWS! The company my Croatian travels has been booked through has gone into receivership overnight. Won’t know anymore until I arrive in Dubrovnik and check in to see if pre-payment has been made. If so all will be ok. If not my organised travel is void. A waiting game ........😳. Arrived in Croatia. The mountains as we came into land reminded me a little of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco- rugged with villages nestled in the flat area at the bottom and the water a beautiful turquoise. Driving from the airport takes your breathe away as you come around the corner and see Dubrovnik with the water your guide all the way. I discover at the airport that the company ... read more
Danube- 2nd largest river in Europe
Danube River
Czech Republic from the air

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik August 29th 2019

Croatia - a relatively small country that offers so many possibilities for motor yachting! This place has many charms - both when it comes to breathtaking views, as well as exceptional food or a considerable number of architectural objects. Tourists visiting them in the season can be sure that they will not be surprised by the weather or conditions. It is a guarantee of a successful holiday on the water is the excellent and varied coastline with numerous islands. This country located in southern Europe is often described as a kind of paradise for yachting enthusiasts! Are you wondering why? YACHTIC will convince you that yacht charter in Croatia is an amazing adventure! In the beginning - Dubrovnik Let's start our journey from Dubrovnik - a city that is considered a flagship of Croatia. This is ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik August 27th 2019

Many people that have cruised in Croatia told us that there are numerous restaurants that provide either moorings or a quay that you can stop at for the night with the understanding that you eat at their restaurant. We had not tried this yet so thought we would before we left Croatia. We checked and it appeared that there were a couple of restaurants in a bay that would be on the way south so made a reservation at one of them. We first thought we would anchor out in the bay as it would give us a chance to have a little bit of breeze when we arrived as the days are still quite warm. We got to the bay and tried a couple of times to anchor, but did not have any luck getting ... read more
Tried to anchor in the bay but couldn't get a good hook
Haven't Gotten Tired of the Scenery Here
Watching the Sky for Weather

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik August 4th 2019

From the “you never know” department. As usual we arrived at JFK 3 hours early and stopped for a pre-vacation drink. There was a time when my rent was less than the two drinks. We headed to the gate for a 7:05 boarding and an 8:00pm departure. When we were sitting in the boarding area at 7:30 I knew we had a problem. The board listed departure at 8:30, then 9:00. The crowd was growing restless. The captain, Captain Dan, announced that there was a computer glitch, it needed to be addressed and then tested and since the cabin temperature was 107, they would have to cool it down. New departure 10:30. Then the board changed to departure at Midnight. There were now nine people behind the podium trying to answer questions. The crowd was beginning ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik July 19th 2019

Dubrovnik is a Southern Croatian city by the Adriatic Sea, and for a long time, it was just an old distinctive seaside paradise. Today, it is a glorious destination with a lot of vibrancy coupled with the flocking of visitors who are marveled by its preserved heritage and architecture. Without a doubt, its glorified architecture caught the eye of the producers of one of the most popular TV shows for the last decade or so - Game of Thrones. It fitted perfectly with their ideal description of a city set in a medieval fantasy period. Although there were a few special-effects edits, it must be said that a large portion of the filming perfectly utilized the old town's unique buildings as filming locations. The show has a cult following and most of the avid viewers were ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik July 6th 2019

And so Croatia via a quick walk around Porto Montenegro, a short cut by ferry & an hour crossing the borders out of Montenegro & into Croatia, not bad. We got to Dubrovnik, our first port of call and checked into our Airbnb before wandering down into the magnificent old town. Pretty busy but after taking in the sights we looked for something to eat and came across a band playing some old standards and sat down to watch them. Great players and the lead was a guy that looked like one of the chuckle brothers! As is our wont we did the walking tour on our first morning in Dubrovnik- pretty good it was too - Clearly there were a lot of Game of Thrones references including Black water bay (colourina bay) and the ... read more
well Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik wall

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik June 12th 2019

DUBROVNIK – The Walled City The nice thing about traveling by yourself is that you can change your mind and your itinerary. In Cavtat, I took an extra day to rest and recuperate after diving. The next day I caught one of the small ferry boats to Dubrovnik so I could see the city from the water. Coming ashore, the hurry and scurry of the tourist site was disconcerting. It felt like I was on a movie set. It was hot. And noisy. I stood in the slim shadow of Orlando’s Column, next to a big sign announcing various activities happening in Dubrovnik. It barely provided shade while I tried to get my bearings. Behind me the church bells of St Blaise began to ring. I walked up the steps and entered the dim interior. Mass ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik May 17th 2019

So here we are in Camping Kate. Last time we were here we stayed at Camping Solitudo. What a difference two camp sites are. Camping Solitudo very popular. Very expensive . We paid with Camping Cheques. A bus journey into Dubrovnik. Camping Kate - on the other side of the city. A boat trip into Dubrovnik . An ACSI site with no amenities. Very flat pitches, a small reception , a long walk down to the harbour. The showers left a lot to be desired . At this time of year we could park anywhere we liked. We pitched up next to an empty pitch which was later filled by a family of Lithuanians. They set up two tents , the mother wore pink PJ's and wrapped a blanket round herself. Our other neighbours were in ... read more
Dubrovnik from the boat
The walls of Dubrovnik
St Lawrence Fort

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