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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Trogir May 20th 2019

Sorry, I'm a bit behind with my blog - to busy having fun...………….. Thursday 2nd May to Saturday 4th May Ston We are now retracing our steps back to Split. We passed Ston on the way down to Dubrovnik but the nearest campsite didn’t open until 1st May. The campsite is about four kilometres outside of Ston at Prapratno tucked into a steep sided small bay with the car ferry to Mljet leaving from a jetty at one end. It is an idyllic setting. We found a walking path to Ston that avoided the road and took us past smallholdings with vegetable patches, strawberry fields, cherry orchards, vines, olive trees and beehives. I have seen a few snakes on our walks up in the mountains but today John overtook me in the snake spotting stakes after ... read more
Lunching on oysters
Makarska and the Biokovo Mountains
Walking in the Biokovo National Park

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Trogir April 23rd 2019

In Gauting herrscht Trockenheit und der Wetterbericht ist auch für die kommenden Tage gnadenlos gut. Ich habe strenge Befehle erlassen, dass gegossen werden muss.....(Das mach ich immer. Das Ergebnis.....) Jedenfalls konnte ich meinen Augen nicht trauen als es in der Früh fest geregnet hat. Paul war ganz kleinlaut. Und bis zum frühen Nachmittag änderte sich daran nichts. Am Regen , meine ich. Gute Bergstrecke mit Kurven und Dolinen und Poljes und kaum Sicht wegen tiefer Wolken und Regen. Der Nachmittag war trocken aber es ging sehr starker Wind, so dass Geschwindigkeitsbeschränkungen auf 80 kmh waren. Trogir wäre ohne Touristen zauberhaft. Gibt es da mehr ATMs als Einwohner in der Altstadt? Ich bin fast sicher.... read more
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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Trogir October 1st 2018

We were on the bus at 9 this morning for the one hour drive to Krka National Park. It was a lovely drive where we got to see a bit more if the Croatian countryside while Melinda told us lots of information about the country. When we arrived in the National Park, we walked with Melinda down through various sightseeing spots to the area facing the main waterfalls. To be honest, there are waterfalls everywhere you look but the ones at the bottom are the most spectacular. They have done a fabulous job of building paths and boardwalks so that you can experience this park from many different angles. This is another place that I will let the photos do the talking. We had quite a bit of free time here to explore and walk different ... read more
The water was a little bit too cold for a swim
Panorama to show the different waterfalls
So green and clear

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Trogir September 30th 2018

This morning I was woken around 6:30 thanks to the noises coming from the room next door. Eventually got out of bed, showered and headed down to the restaurant for breakfast. It was lovely sitting in the outdoor terrace to have my breakfast, which is included in the booking. At 8:30 I went to the reception area to meet our tour leader, Melinda, and the rest of the tour group. There are 14 other people on this tour and they are all couples and older than me, which seems to be common on these tours. Most of them are Aussies although there is a couple from Atlanta in the US and a couple from New Zealand. At 9am we met our local guide, Ana, and proceeded on our walking tour of Trogir. It was very interesting ... read more
Architecture in Trogir
The church tower, Trogir
Cobblestone alleyways

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Trogir September 29th 2018

Happy birthday Grace Whelan - 17 today! I didn't set an alarm this morning so when I woke around 8:30 I remembered the AFL Grand Final had already started. I opened the AFL app to see the Magpies and Eagles were exactly even at 3/4 time. Checking out how the game had gone until this point made me grateful I had slept through the first 3 stressful quarters especially with the Eagles conceding the first 5 goals! Anyway, as anyone who follows the sport will know, the end result went the Eagles way by 4 points but not after a truly sensational/stressful last quarter. So cheers to all my family & friends who are Eagles supporters and commiserations to all my friends who are Magpies supporters (that would be you Lisa 😟). Now that's over - ... read more
The waterfront of Trogir
The fort
Sunset on the fort

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Trogir September 11th 2017

Kim enjoyed her specially cooked GF breakfast this morning, as I did mine. We had a bit of a lazy morning, as the weather wasn’t great, and our boat trip to Split wasn’t due to depart until 11.15am. When we arrived at the Ferry Terminal, there was a sign there saying that the ferry would not be running today due to the weather. We trudged back to the apartment, picked up the car keys, and headed for Split. As a detour, we decided to take the coast road to Split via Kastela. The "town" of Kastela is actually composed ofseven coastal villages built around 15th and 16th-century castles. At the time, wealthy families in Split felt greatly threatened by the march of the Ottoman Turks into Europe. One by one, they filed into Kastela Bay and ... read more
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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Trogir September 10th 2017

We left Zadar today and headed for our next Croatian coastal destination, Trogir. As we left the freeway to wind our way down the mountain to the coast, the road reminded me a little of the Nurburgring, so I coaxed the Alfa to see how it performed around the circuit. Kim did not see the similarity and reminded me that the speed limit was 60 kph. The Old Town of Trogir is located on an island, as is our apartment, on the main island just over the bridge from the Old Town. When we arrived at the apartment, Stefan, our host, had his company vehicle parked in the driveway. He is a purveyor of Gluten Free Foods, and was able to provide a recommendation for a GF friendly restaurant in Trogir, and offered to provide for ... read more
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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Trogir September 9th 2017

Last night as we wandered along the waterfront in Zadar, we checked out the Boat Excursions on offer for tomorrow. Kim had set her heart on a boat excursion from Zadar back in Australia prior to leaving on our holiday. We settled on Kornati Island Excursions run by an old sea salt named Ivo. When we asked him about the weather tomorrow and whether it would be suitable for a boat excursion, he expressed some doubt, and said he would make a decision in the morning. He provided his phone number and said to phone him early in the morning. We set the alarm for 6.45am, and on waking, tentatively looked out the apartment window to find a relatively clear sky. We phoned Ivo and he said the boat excursion was on for today, and could ... read more
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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Trogir September 8th 2017

Trogir is a charming little town within easy reach of Split, and another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set on its own island connected to the mainland by bridges and with a mix of Renaissance, baroque and Romanesque buildings it is well worth a visit, although it is so small that even half a day would be enough.... read more
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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Trogir July 2nd 2017

Sunday morning in Trogir is a noisy affair. We disembarked from Zoe on Saturday and relocated to a top-floor apartment in the heart of the old town of Trogir surrounded be at least 4 churches, a cathedral, and a monesrary. The bell towers were competing to attract customers starting at 5:30 repeating the call All day. We finally went down for breakfast at 10. Yesterday we celebrated Canada's 150th birthday with a slice of cake for breakfast sitting at a skinny table in an alleyway between buildings that were built in the 15th century. The uneven cobble stones, we were told, were original. We spent the afternoon today walking through the roman ruins of Salona, founded over 2000 years ago, that became the capital of the Roman Province of Dalmatia. It put Canada's birthday into perspective. ... read more
Villa Sv. Petar
Bell tower
Bell tower




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