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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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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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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Emerging Hope

The last few days here in Istria haven't been the prettiest I've experienced here. Not terrible, but not the perfect sunshiny days that happen a lot in the springtime. The weather has been off and on with a few gloomy, cloudy days sprinkled with glimmers of sunshine. The warm beautiful sunny weather of spring has …

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Picture Perfect Croatia (Reflections On a Stolen Ramble through the Countryside)

There are certain times and certain places that  everywhere you look seems to sparkle with a magical brilliance of color and light. That feeling of clarity and visual pleasure awakens a dynamic portion of your soul, and it's in this sensation you begin to feel as if you are walking through a virtual masterpiece of …

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Ringing Away The Evil Spirits or Covid-19

About a month ago at the Rijeka Carnival in Croatia, which now seems like a lifetime ago thanks to Covid-19, I was struck by some parade participants dressed in eery costumes that looked like they had come out of some psychedelic horror movie. Men were covered the whole lengths of their bodies by long strands of …

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Naked Germans and Such

So it seems that Germans (and Europeans in general) are more comfortable with their bodies than us Americans. I make that assumption based on the observations I've made on the beaches and surrounding waters in and around our home in Croatia. And it's not Croatians for the most part, but rather the German tourists who …

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