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  • Day8

    50 Seemeilen geschafft !

    September 28, 2019 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    5h - der Wecker heult durch die Koje. Es ist noch Stock dunkel in unserer kleinen Bucht. Ruth und ich stehen auf, bewundern kurz die Sternen im klaren Himmel und starten den Motor. Kurz darauf legen wir los.
    Durch die Nacht, zuerst unter Motor und später unter Genua. Es ist ruhig und wunderschön. Den wenigen Fischerboote weichen wir aus. Wir gleiten zwischen den beiden Inseln Otok Zirje und Otok Kaprije. Wir müssen aufpassen, es hat ein paar untiefen und Felsen, diese sind aber gut kennzeichnet mit Leuchtsignale.

    So langsam wird es heller und die Sonne geht auf. Die letzten Fischkutter gehen langsam in die Häfen. In der Nacht haben sie noch ausgesehen wir die zahlreichen Pistenfahrzeuge mit hellen Scheinwerfer in einem Skigebiet, nur hat auf dem flachen Meer.

    Der Wind wird so langsam stärker und dreht etwas gehen Südwesten. Wir passen den Kurs an, fahren aber einen Umweg. Ziel ist eigentlich die Insel Hvar, da wir entschieden haben auf die blaue und grüne Grotte der Insel Vis zu verzichten. Nun führt uns unser Kurs trotzdem nach Vis. Der Wind ist eben so wie er ist... da kann man nichts tun. Aufkreuzend mit etwas unangenehmen Wellen und einer Kreuzsee wird die Seefestigkeit der Crew geprüft und etwas ans Limit gebracht. Eine gute Gelegenheit für mich das Cockpit wieder mal zu schrubben 😬😉.

    Alle sind froh, als wir nach 50 (!) Seemeilen am Dorfquai von Kut auf Vis anlegen. Das kleine Dörfchen sie toll aus, fast kitschig und herausgeputzt.
    Die Crew nutzt den Landgang zum baden, spazieren, duschen, Glace essen und ich schlafe an Deck einfach ein 😴.

    Wir ziehen für die Nacht die Boje zum Steg vor und fahren nochmal raus, aber nur für ein paar Minuten.
    Schon wieder sind wir festgemacht, jetzt gibt es Spaghetti Carbonara an Bord, später vielleicht noch ein Eis an Land, wenn wir noch Energie und Lust haben.

    Alle sind hier wohlauf, und wir geniessen die Ferien 😊☀️👍.
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  • Day213

    Unexpected VISitor

    May 28, 2019 in Croatia ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Lucky to have a visit from Nandalie for the last few days of my stay on Vis.
    She came over with a group of drunken women determined to 'Have A Good Time' whether on-key or off as they visited their modern shrines to Mamma Mia.
    Weather wasn't brilliant but we managed a trip to the B24 diving school, (named after a bomber lying in 60m of water,) so that she could freshen up her PADI Open Water cert. She was grateful for the 8mm neoprene wetsuit as it was pretty chilly.Read more

  • Day4

    End of second sailing day

    July 29, 2019 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    With some beautiful posing pictures :)

    The photos from outside the yacht are usually made by me inside the foldable kayak we had with us, which also allowed us to paddle a bit around after sitting or standing the whole day on the yacht.

  • Day5

    Beginning of third sailing day

    July 30, 2019 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Unfortunately we had already some of our vegetables and fruits became bad on the third day so we throw them over board.

    It didn't took long and a big bunch of fishes arrived which were very about the free food, which was not good enough for humans, but delicious for fish.

  • Day196

    Port Vis-ions

    May 11, 2019 in Croatia ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Corinth had a colony in Sicily, Syracuse, whose tyrannical ruler Dionysius the Elder, founded his own colony Issa in the 4th century BCE to control shipping in the Adriatic Sea. Issa then established its own colonies, such as Aspálathos, (Split,) Epidauros (Stobreč), and Tragurion (Trogir). It was an independent polis until the 1st century BCE when it was conquered by the Roman Empire which had no use for it.
    "Issa" may have meant "spas" in Illyrian or maybe it was just the Pelasgian word for "island". Who cares?
    The well protected harbour of Vis, (the town,) lies in the Bay of Saint George (Uvala Svetog Jurja.)
    I had a quick snack by the old Roman theatre, now buried under a monestary, (closed of course,) then sped off to my next workaway.
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  • Day206

    Some advis

    May 21, 2019 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    As one might expect Vis - the island farthest from the Croatian mainland and only 60 kms from Italy - was inhabited in Neolithic times.
    The Greek tyrant of Syracuse, Dionysius the Elder, founded the colony Issa on the island in 4 BCE in order to control shipping in the Adriatic. "Issa" is thought to have meant "spas" in Illyrian. As it prospered it became an independent polis, founding its own colonies, notably Aspálathos (modern Split), Epidauros (Stobreč), and Tragurion (Trogir). until eventually it became an "oppidum civium Romanorum" in 47 BCE.
    Until 1797, the island was under the rule of the Republic of Venice, remnants of this are traceable in the dialect of Komiža, (the second town on Vis situated on the West side,) as well as various buildings. In fact Italian was the official language and the island was called Lissa, until it came under the rule of the Austro-Hungarian empire in 1814, returning to Italy after WWI before being traded to the kingdom of Yugoslavia as part of the 1920 Treaty of Rapallo.
    During most of these times, the unconsulted islanders cultivated every square inch of the land for grapes, especially its own, vugava, a white varietal that makes a jolly nice sundowner. Stone terraces, abandoned since WWII, can be seen on every slope and large piles of surplus rocks are found at the end of every wall.
    Italians had control and built extensive bunkers all over the place at the start of WWII until Josip Broz Tito and his partisan broz took it over. One of the few tourist sites on the island is "Tito's cave", though it is more of a small cavern than a cave and nobody here thinks Tito ever visited it. Evelyn Waugh was an early tourist in July 1944, popping in with one Randolph Churchill as part of the British military mission to Yugoslavia and airbnbing with Joe. They crash landed on their return to Bari, but Boeing deny all culpability.
    Of course, Yugoslavia got it back in the end as nobody else wanted it and most of the islanders hopped it - to America mainly. They had a military base cut off from foreign visitors from the 1950s right up until 1989. As far as we could discover wandering through the hulks it was mainly a training and R&R camp - nothing particularly secret exept for the fact that Communists were enjoying themselves in the same way as Westerners.
    The benfit from all this is that the island has been spared the overdevelopment of its shoreline and the growing number of visitrs come precisely because of that. Unfortunately, the Croatian government gave permission for "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" to be filmed here a year ago which has drawn too many of the Wrong Sort to come over in skinfulls of alcohol and the mistaken impression that they can sing like Abba. The ferry ride can be excruciating.
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  • Day4

    island hopping

    September 16, 2018 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Oh my, this island is pretty, clear water, so blue.
    I will add photos after 26 km bike ride .

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