Day 5 - Omis & Makarska

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September 26th 2017
Published: September 26th 2017
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We enjoyed a lovely meal last night in Split, at a restaurant we had visited this time last year.
It wasn't long after we had ordered our meal that the waiter suggested we move under the canopy , in his words "The big rain is coming". The sound of the rain and watching people dodging the showers made for an enjoyable evening with delicious food a bonus. We had invited our tour manager Jenni to join us so it was nice for her to feel relaxed after her busy day duties. This morning we left Split heading for Omis (pronounced Omash!) just a short journey 16 miles.Here we took a small boat trip of about 40 minutes along the emerald green Cetina river, passing small fisherman's huts along the way, reed beds, wonderful rock formations through the canyon and the odd one or two ducks! Sometimes turtles are seen basking in the sunshine but despite the blue skies and lovely sunshine today not quite warm enough for the turtles. In the past Omis was notorious because of the pirates whose ships were a symbol of retaliation. At their peak they were one of the most powerful and fearsome pirates on the whole Mediterranean Sea. Our journey took us to a disused mill and a popular stop for tourists, often cruise ship passengers on an excursion from Split where they could enjoy lunch. We enjoyed a coffee, Benita & David sat chatting and I had a wander through the narrow wooded path to enjoy the reflections of the riverbank.It was a lovely relaxing trip and it wasn't long before we were back on our little boat with time to wander the narrow pretty streets of Omis with plenty of colourful restaurants. For us though it was lunch on board today a meal of Pasta, Chicken & Rice & semi freddo for dessert. They certainly make sure we don't go hungry on this holiday. This afternoon we continued our journey south with beautiful views en route to Makarska , a small attractive town nestled beneath the mountains. A saunter along the tree lined promenade brought us to the beach, more a hardcore rumble beach than a sandy beach but Benita couldn't resist a paddle whilst another member of our group enjoyed a swim. The sun finally came back out from behind the clouds and the rest of the afternoon we spent relaxing on the sun deck of our ship. This evening we are going to visit a recommended restaurant, so we did a recky and it looks very nice set within a courtyard garden. Tomorrow we are making our way to Trstenik on the Peljesac peninsula where we will visit the famous Grgic winery so another interesting day awaits.

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