• Day396

    Pula and ancient Nora

    May 16, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    From Porto Malfatano we hugged the coast to Pula and the ancient city of Nora. The coastline started harsh and beautiful and became wide open turquoise beaches lovely but developed. Things didn’t look too bad though because the trees hid the second row of houses etc. The beach just to the east of Cabo di Pula was where we anchored we got there early because we wanted to get some shopping done and weren’t sure if the supermarket would be closed 1-5 it wasn’t but we got to it in time anyway but it was a bit of a hike, the 40 mins on the way there was nice enough the trolley and bags were empty and the sky overcast, the walk back seemed to take a lot longer with full sunshine so we had a well earned ice cream before reboarding. The Italian family using the dinghy as a wind break and clothesline were most put out when we returned to claim it and take our shopping aboard. Later that day I went for a tour around the Roman ruins of Nora the town dated from Phoenician times but the Romans had built on top and recycled the stone so no real evidence in the ruins of the previous occupants just from the ceramics that had been excavated.Read more