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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 August 23rd 2019

23.08.2019. We left Hvar this morning via ferry for Dubrovnik. Our hotel staff deposited us and our luggage on the docks and we boarded with hundreds of other people. Everybody found a spot for their luggage and took a seat for the three hour journey. It was quite a pleasant journey, stopping off at two places before berthing in Dubrovnik. The retrieval of luggage took a while but everyone just waits until they can reach theirs and then disembarks. We taxied to our hotel, which is situated in a bustling pedestrian only area, and was greeted by a friendly chap who not only gave us our key but a piece of paper informing us that our pick up time on Monday morning for the coach to the airport would be 4.30am! Can’t wait! We took a ... read more
Our street in Dubrovnik
Old Town

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Pasman August 22nd 2019

It was time to leave Preko marina and start our journey south. The calendar is telling us we will need to start moving on to allow us time to enjoy our trip to Turkey where we will overwinter Tsamaya. While I went to the marina office to pay the bill and stop at the store for a loaf of bread, Bob warmed up the engine and when I got back we slipped our line and left at 8:10AM. We did head north for a short time as we wanted to get to a bay on the other side of the same island, Ugljan. We knew it wasn’t going to be too long a trip but we also knew that we were going to be getting some stronger winds in the next few days and decided this ... read more
Always Enjoy Trees, Just Not Sure We Would
An Educational Display on the Roman Olive Press
Anyone Interested in Buying in Croatia?

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia August 20th 2019

20.08.2019. This morning we said farewell to Ema, our gorgeous host in Split, who, as promised, walked us to the ferry terminal for our trip across to Hvar Island, a journey of one hour. We were greeted on Hvar by a representative from our hotel who organised us and our luggage to be delivered there forthwith! We settled in and at about 5.00pm took off on a short and pleasant walk into the main square for drinks and dinner. Our hotel is pretty good with a pool and bar area, plenty to choose from in the way of meals but we chose to wander into the square to eat and enjoy the atmosphere. The staff are young, friendly and helpful, the hotel facilities excellent. Hvar has a gorgeous port, filled with many boats and some very ... read more
Harbour views.
Town Square.

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia August 18th 2019

17.08.2019. Our last day in Zagreb started at about 5.45 - early breakfast, final check we’ve got everything and a short walk to wait for our 8.00am bus that will take us to Split via Plivitce Lakes for a promised four hour or more walking tour. Great, we said, piece of cake, we said, stroll around the lakes, see the waterfalls, get on the bus, drive into Split, book into digs...can’t wait! We arrived in Rastoke for a walk around the village, a pit stop for food and drinks and then on to the Lakes, arriving at about midday. The joint was packed, and I mean packed! We couldn’t move. We were advised to visit the facilities as there won’t be any on the walk for four hours or off we set on a 20 ... read more
Crowded walkway at Plivitce Lakes-not my photo
A section of a walkway-not my photo
Our digs in Split.

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Zadar August 11th 2019

After all the anchoring we have been doing we figured it was time to head into a marina for a few days as there are just some things easier when plugged into power. It was working out well as we had been working our way up the coast of Croatia toward the city of Zadar. We had heard that Marina Preko on a nearby island wasn't too expensive (and even gives a discount for Cruising Association members!) so contacted them and they had an opening for the number of days we wanted to stay. We knew we could catch a ferry from here over to the mainland and the city of Zadar. Only stipulation we were given by the marina was to not arrive before 1PM as that was check out time and they would then ... read more
Views On Our Way to Preko Marina
Always Enjoy Seeing Lighthouses
Some Places Are Definitely Marked for No Anchoring

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Trogir August 7th 2019

Our next stop was at anchor in a well protected bay at the village of Vinisce. We had heard from others that it had God holding with the bonus of have a couple of small grocery stores and a bus that goes to the nearby town of Trogir. When we went to shore very conveniently right across the road there was a sign for the tourist information office. They had a bus schedule to Trogir already printed up to hand out so think it must be a common question for them. We had thought of going to Trogir when we left Split but decided to bypass it to head a little farther up the coast. This works out well in that we have a safe place for the boat and we can get to Trogir via ... read more
The Anchorage in Vinisce is a Popular One
Bob is in Heaven - They Serve Ice and Lemon
Watermelon as a Sacrifice to the Wasps

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 » Split July 31st 2019

Our next stop turned in to a longer one as we stayed five nights near the city of Split. What kept here this long was a combination of an interesting place to visit, great stores for provisioning and two days of storms moving through. We had a great hook and even met some people at anchor here so we were not in a rush. We arrived at the anchorage before noon so it gave us time that first day to take the dinghy ashore and get acquainted with the town and what it has to offer. We have the Rick Steves Croatia guidebook and we already had a bit of information on what we would be seeing and figured that the next day we would follow his walking tour. While walking around there were plenty of ... read more
Numerous Fishing Boats as well as Pirate Ships
Walking Into Town We See Croatian's Park
Passed the Market on the Way into Town

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