Sailing in the Adriatic (Part Three): Mediterranean-Style Mooring & Revisiting Telašćica Park

(This is the third post on our sailing adventure from Pula to Kornati, Krka and Telašćica National Parks in late June 2020 after Covid-19 restrictions were lifted in Croatia. It focuses on the challenges of mooring, the interesting town of Veli Iz on the beautiful island of Iz and the Telašćica National Park.)  Mooring in …

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Sailing in the Adriatic (Part Two): Zapuntel and the island of Molat

As we made our way southward down the Adriatic in late June of 2020 on our second sailing journey of the year, we passed so many beautiful islands that I stopped counting. Seriously, there are hundreds of them (the truer number is over 1,000), and it's impossible to see them all. But we could try. …

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Who Wants to Buy a Castle? (Part One of Beautiful Slovenia)

NOTE:  I wanted to share a few exciting trips taken from our home in Pula, Croatia that occurred before the Covid-19 crisis in March of 2020 as that's when the lockdown began here. The following trip was especially meaningful to me as it was the last one I had with an expat friend who has …

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The Majestic Beauty of Sailing through the Adriatic Sea in Croatia: (Part One)

After doing minor repairs on the plumbing issues we had on our first journey, my husband and I took another sailing trip on Sailing Vessel RITA down to the Kornati Islands in late June of 2020. We visited many different islands as well as the city of Šibenik and Telašćica, Kornati and Krka National Parks. …

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The Truth about Santorini and the Perfect Sunset Picture

My daughter Sarah and her husband Jonathan came to visit us in Croatia last summer and as part of this trip we decided to fly to Greece as she had always wanted to visit there and flights were cheap and easy to come by (pre-Covid-19) from Croatia. Her main goal had been to visit the …

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Biking at Telašćica National Park, Wimping Out and A Rainbow at the End

(This is the last of a six-part series on Heading Out to Sea After the Coronavirus Restrictions were Lifted in Croatia. It's our final days of our sailing journey on the islands and at sea in late May 2020). Entering Telašćica National Park After our late night in Sali plagued by plumbing and strange shrimp noises, …

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Strange Noises in the Night, Submarine Hideouts and Plumbing Problems

(This post is Part Five of the series: Heading Out to Sea after the Coronavirus in Croatia, focusing on our first sailing journey to the islands in the Adriatic after restrictions let up in Croatia.) Sailing Onward Down Dugi Otok After we returned to our boat from buying olive oil in Zverinac (see The Voyage Continues …

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Burano, a Rainbow Island with A Lacy History

(Many people visit Venice and don't realize there are some truly beautiful and historic islands just a short vaporetto ride (boat taxi) away in the Venetian lagoon. Burano is truly a must-see destination if you are in the area.) Bright Colors. When you see them in a photo your eyes instantly perk up and tend to …

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The Travelers

On my recent trip to Venice in late July I stumbled upon an art gallery as a friend and I were waiting in the rain to gain entrance into the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. We had not brought umbrellas and thought the wait to enter the museum would be short. It wasn't. We were wet. My …

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Venice After the Time of the Coronavirus

I'm both teary-eyed and giddy after returning from a trip to Venice last night. Those of you who have visited this timeless place know of its charms, but these feelings snuck up on me as I returned for the third time.  Although I was truly enamored with the city the first two times (How can …

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