It's a Hard Rock Life When one thinks of going to the beaches in the USA, namely the ones in Florida near New Orleans where I am from, sand is uppermost on your mind. Towels and beach chairs are there to protect you from this gritty nightmare that sticks to anything and everything, especially your …
Hard Work Croatian Style
Suhozid or Stone Walls in Croatia The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. -- Confucius. As we left Marina Kremik near the town of Primošten in Croatia last July I watched the beauty of the landscape go by and marveled at all the little stone fences on the hillsides that …
Summertime in Istria: Might as Well Jump
Summer in Croatia would not be complete without people jumping off the stony cliffs into the waters below. Join me for a look at this interesting pastime.
10 Must Dos When You Visit the Croatian Island of Rab
The island of Rab off the coast of Croatia in the Adriatic Sea is off the radar for many American tourists despite its popularity for Central Europeans. It's definitely worth a trip by ferry from the mainland to explore its enchanting alleyways, its magnificent views, and much more. Sailing there should be on every captain's itinerary.
Savudrija: The Westernmost Tip of Croatia
A visit to the seaside fishing village of Savudrija reveals many surprises from the hanging boats that are scattered along the beach to the ancient city of Sipar buried by the tides.
Mooring Challenges in the Kornati Islands: Sailing through the Adriatic, Part 4
Come join us for a sail to the Kornati Island of Levrnaka in the Adriatic Sea in Croatia. The island is a beautiful oasis in the archipelago and boasts a wonderful restaurant with seafood caught in the nearby waters.
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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Sanctuary Sunday in Cres Town: A Hidden Discovery
An interesting discovery in an abandoned chapel off the island of Cres.
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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The Voyage Continues to Zverinac: The Case of the Missing Olive Oil
Come visit the island of Zverninac where the olives are baptized in the sea before being pressed for oil.