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    • Day39

      Mit dem Buggy über Korčula!

      September 6, 2021 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

      Yeah, heut ging es auf Erkundungstour der besonderen Art. Mit dem Buggy ging es über Stock & Stein. So eingestaubt wie man hinterher war, musste man ja förmlich ins kühle Nass springen.

      Ich kann mir nur nicht erklären, weshalb meine Beifahrerin meinte, ich sei auf dem Nürburgring ganz gut aufgehoben.😆Read more

      DomiQK

      Bin dabei

      9/7/21Reply
      Dany Michael

      🙂

      9/8/21Reply
       
    • Day18

      Seguimos en una isla!

      August 12 in Croatia ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

      Último día en la isla, mañana volvemos a Split en busca de la cachinave y continuamos con la ruta ya pegando la vuelta! Todavía nos queda mucho por recorrer y destinos increíbles por conocer!
      Hoy viajamos en submarino, pueden creerlo? Dejamos algunas fotos de hoy! Besos
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      Alejandra Sanchez

      buenísimo

      Alejandra Sanchez

      que linda costa tiene Croacia

      Ole torero!!! [Eduardo]

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    • Day13

      Lumbarda auf der Insel Korčula

      July 5, 2021 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

      Lumbarda ist nicht weit weg von Korcula Stadt. Wir haben uns hier einen ruhigeren Hafen erhofft. Die Marina hier ist kleiner, aber trotzdem sehr frequentiert. Wir haben grad noch einen Liegeplatz bekommen. Ansonsten kann man in dem beschaulichen Ort einen Spaziergang machen und lecker Eis essen.Read more

    • Day30

      Nakovanj, eine Geisterstadt

      September 20, 2021 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

      Auf unserer Wanderung kamen wir auch zu einer verlassenen Stadt. Die Häuser teilweise schon zerfallen, in den Ruinen wachsen schon Bäume. Die Natur holt sich ihr Eigentum zurück.
      Etwas gruselig war es schon, die verlassenen Häuser zu sehen, eine fast noch eingerichtete Küche, es lagen alte Rechnungen rum und sogar eine 34 Jahre alte Zeitung aus Jugoslawischen Zeiten.Read more

      Annundjoachim

      Hu echt gruselig ….waren wohl schlimme Zeiten damals 😵‍💫

      9/20/21Reply
      AnSi

      Wir wissen nicht, warum das Dorf verlassen wurde.

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    • Day29

      Sveti Ilija, der höchste Berg Pelješacs

      September 12, 2020 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

      Da ich diese Reise wohl nicht komplett im Nachhinein dokumentieren werde, beginne ich mit ein paar Highlights.

      Eins davon ist sicherlich unsere Hikingtour zum 961m hohen Gipfel des Sveti Ilija auf der Halbinsel Pelješac.

      Heute, am 12. September 2020, startet unser Tag noch vor Sonnenaufgang. Um uns den Einstieg in den Wanderpfad etwas zu verkürzen, fahren wir mit unserem Roller hoch auf einen Wanderparkplatz. Es werden heute Spitzentemperaturen um die 36°C. erwartet, und wir werden später feststellen, dass wir besser einen kühleren Tag hätten wählen sollen..
      Wir schaffen zwar 2/3 des Hinweges im Bergschatten, aber dann kommt die Sonne... und wie sie es tut. Endlich oben am Gipfel angekommen, genießen wir die herrliche Rundumsicht aus vollen Zügen... aber auch mit Einschränkungen, da die Hitze die Fernsicht sehr verschleiert.

      Den Rückweg legen wir komplett in der Sonne zurück, und es ist einfach mörderisch. Wir haben definitiv zu wenig Wasser dabei, obwohl wir wussten, dass die lebensfeindliche Gegend oben am Berg erbarmungslos trocken ist. Von Krämpfen geplagt schaffen wir es irgendwie zurück zum Roller und sind sooo dankbar, als wir endlich unseren Durst stillen und unsere Füße kühlen können.

      Die Hiking-Tour umfasst ca. 18km und 960 Höhenmeter.

      Würden wir die Tour noch mal unternehmen? Wir glauben eher nicht. Es war wundervoll, spektakulär, einsam und brutal. Wir werden diesen Berg nie vergessen, aber eher wohl nur noch aus der Ferne bestaunen. 😎😍
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    • Day29

      Über Bergwege nach Viganj

      April 26, 2021 in Croatia ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

      Heute erkunden wir weitere Trails, die uns fast ganz in den Norden der Halbinsel führen. Teilweise wird das Gelände so unwegsam, dass wir die MTBs schieben, teilweise sogar fast tragen müssen. Wir kämpfen uns durch und werden wieder einmal mehr mit gigantischen Aussichten über den Pelješac-Kanal belohnt.Read more

    • Day21

      Geocaching hoch über dem Pelješac-Kanal

      September 4, 2020 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      Heute haben wir uns trotz der glühenden Sonne vorgenommen, auf den Spuren einiger Geocaches über Kučiste in den Hängen des Sveti Ilija herumzukraxeln. Wir waren erfolgreich, konnten ein paar Caches loggen und dabei die herrliche Aussicht genießen.Read more

    • Day29

      Day 29 - Sand Gets Everywhere

      September 1, 2020 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      Despite our tiredness, we still managed to wake up at 2.30am & not get back to sleep again. I was able to catch up on my blogs & start planning the next leg of our trip. I also discovered that there was a sandy beach right under our nose - just a short walk from where we were staying.

      Around 9.00am, we left the apartment & popped up the road to a bakery to get breakfast, then headed to the beach & found our spot. On the empty beach we had our breakfast, a cheese & an apple pastry, which were nothing to write home about. Damn, I just have!

      We then commenced operation sunbathe. The first visitors to join us were more elderly swimmers arriving for a quick dip, then as they left, the beach started to fill up with Croatian families & the odd couple like us!

      At lunch we walked up to a very quiet bar above us, which initially we weren’t sure if it was even open. We soon found out it was & why it was quiet. It was because the big fat bar owner was too lazy to come over to our table & serve us or even acknowledge our presence at his bar. Instead after reading instructions at the bottom of the drinks list on the table, we had to go up to the bar to buy his overpriced beer. The view however was terrific.

      After lunch we returned to our spot on the beach until we lost the sun behind the pine trees around 4.00pm, then hauled our still sandy bodies home. Back at the apartment, tiny pieces of shingle kept materialising from every orifice & scattering all over the floor & bed. It will be back to a pebble beach tomorrow.

      We chilled out for the remainder of the day. I tried to get Zoom Lolly Lilo out of the car boot without taking the bikes & bike rack off. I failed & worst still discovered that our car won’t now lock. Jackie’s research on the internet has diagnosed it as a faulty sensor. That’s handy!

      After watching the start of the 3rd & final T20 match against Pakistan, we went out to dinner at Konoba Karako along the seafront. Jackie had beefsteak with garlic & parsley, whilst I, as a second choice had the Dalmatian Vegetable Platter. We ended up sharing the two dinners & it was excellent.

      We returned home in time to see the end of the cricket, which ended in a disappointing defeat for England.

      Song of the Day : Car Trouble (Parts 1 & 2) by Adam & The Ants.
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    • Day28

      Day 28 - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

      August 31, 2020 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

      We both woke up at 2.30am & stayed awake until we got up at 6.15am. I read up on Montenegro our intended destination & everything seemed to be ok for our entry during Covid, despite the country currently having its national elections & disputed results. Russian interference perhaps.

      We showered, packed & left at 7.00am, earlier than planned to catch our scheduled 9.30am ferry. It was a single narrow winding 38 mile long road to take us to the other end of the island. I was glad to take it at a leisurely pace, because for most of the way it was a deep drop either side of the road & no barriers. It took a lot of concentration. If we had left the road, the car would definitely have been trashed or worse we were goners. When there wasn’t a deep drop, the road was flanked by sharp jagged rocks waiting to rip the car bodywork open.

      We arrived at Sucuraj ferry port at 8.15am unscathed to find a ferry being loaded up. Jackie ran to the ticket office to buy our £12 fare. There were 2 cars in front of us, but only one space left on the ferry, but luckily for us the 2 cars were travelling together & didn’t want to separate, so yet again we were the last car on & just in the nick of time. No sooner were we on & the doors were up & we were off.

      35 min later, we docked at Drvenik, back on the mainland. We then drove south for 99 miles down Route 8 heading to Montenegro. We passed through Gradac, ugly Ploce & around the fertile Opuzen region at the mouth of the Neretva river. The route then took us back along the Adriatic coast & into Bosnia & Herzegovina for just 12 miles & through their one & only seaside resort of Neum. With just cursory looks at our passports at both border checkpoints we were soon back into Croatia & chugging down the coast passing Dubrovnik & its old walled city.

      At 1105am we arrived at the border with Montenegro. It consisted of 2 border checkpoints with a no mans land area in between.

      At the Croatian border checkpoint they scanned our passports & waved us through & out of Croatia . We then drove a couple of hundred yards down the no mans land area to the Montenegrin border checkpoint. The immigration officer took our passports then demanded to see our green card for the car. He pointed at a sign that referred to local car insurance. I handed him our car insurance, but he handed it back with a “Non”. There then followed a stupid conversation with him & colleague. Eventually we ‘sort’ of established that we needed our car registration document & then we would have to get local car insurance to drive our car in Montenegro.

      He asked where we were staying & for how long. For a moment we thought he was going to let us in, but instead he said drive down the road & turn round to get on the road to exit the Montenegrin border. He refused to give our passports back until we had turned around. So we entered Montenegro & immediately left again. The cheerful (not) immigration officer walked over & handed our passports back. We drove back through no mans land & confused the hell out of the Croatian immigration officer who saw on his records that we had only just left. We didn’t try to explain & luckily he didn’t ask & he let us back into Croatia!

      Bugger. That had ruined my itinerary for the next 7 - 10 days.

      We drove back to the nearest resort of Cavtat & parked up. We went to a bakery for an iced coffee & jam doughnut each & to take stock of the situation. If we had any plans to stay there in Cavtat we soon dismissed them when we realised most of the tourists were British.

      Over our snack we made the decision to head to the Peljesac Peninsular & possibly onto the Island of Korcula. We headed north back up Route 8, past Dubrovnik & finally turned off onto the Peljesac Peninsular. Suddenly the pace of life seemed to slow down & a feeling of calmness descended.

      We passed oyster farms in the calm waters & saw a big sign with pictures of the different harbours on the peninsula. We chose to look at Trpanj towards the other end about 30 miles away. We passed through Ston with it’s amazing fortress & city walls, but we were just too fatigued to stop. We will go back.

      We arrived at Trpanj, which seemed quite quaint, but the whole appearance of the place was ruined by a huge digger on part of the beach. It would seem that they were building a new beach.

      We stopped in a bar for a beer & to carry out further research. We established that it was cheaper to stay in Orebic just 12 miles away, so we booked a place for 3 nights on Booking.com. We then checked out a decent looking beach 6 miles away at Divna (or Divna.....aaa) as it is known because it is a very steep road down to it. The beach looked ok, but dark clouds were looming.

      We drove for another 30 minutes to Orebic & to Apartments Two Olive Trees. We were greeted by a little old man who didn’t speak English and worse didn’t seem to be expecting us. We had our 2nd stupid conversation of the day, which was not what we needed after pretty much 11 hours & 250 miles of driving, especially as we were both getting bitten by mossies. Luckily we were rescued by a couple of young Croatian holidaymakers who translated for us. The apartment is nice, but there is no toilet paper. I tried to ask for some, but couldn’t make myself understood!

      With thunder & lightning out at sea, we went out & had a meal at Konoba Andiamo on the seafront. I had the recommended wild boar with homemade macaroni, whilst Jackie had a whole grilled Sea Bream with vegetables. It was very nice together with a litre of local wine.

      We got home to bed before the wind & rain started lashing down.

      Song of the Day : Say Hello, Wave Goodbye by Soft Cell.
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    • Day30

      Day 30 - Travel Restriction Conundrums

      September 2, 2020 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      We both had an overdue cracking sleep & got up at 6.30 & 7.30am respectively, then had cereal for breakfast.

      Jackie had decided that she was going to ring her ‘friend’ Tim at the Citroen Garage in Crawley to see if he could offer a solution to our car lock problem. Before doing so we returned to our car to check it once more. It still wasn’t locking, but we also tried to open the boot & discovered that it was slightly ajar after my efforts to open it yesterday. We managed to close the boot still with 2 bikes & the carrier on it & lo and behold the car now locks!

      Our 2nd bit of luck was we found an ATM that didn’t charge us for withdrawals & thirdly we found a homemade wine shop & bought 3 litres of white. We then hit the pebbly beach directly at the bottom of our road for a pleasant morning in the mid 20s centigrade.

      At lunchtime, we strolled along the prom & found a nice little seafront restaurant called Piazzetta & shared a pepperoni Pizzella & a couple of beers. Over lunch we looked at our options to getting home. It is a real logistical nightmare. Most countries don’t want us visiting because we have been holidaying in Croatia. As it stands we will have to pay to get a Covid test to enter Italy & hope that it is negative. God knows what happens if either of us tests positive!

      We agreed to review our options again in about 10 days time when we are back in northern Croatia.

      The afternoon was back to the beach & we were surprised to see our hosts having a swim, who I might add are not Jackie favourite people. What has incensed Jackie is that on top of ‘toiletpapergate’, she has read on the reviews on Booking.com that our hosts have provided other guests with complimentary wine, beer & grapes upon arrival. We have had zilch. I can see a negative review coming on.

      At 5.00pm we left the beach, removed the bikes from the rack & repacked the boot. Jackie then gave me an action man haircut back at the apartment.

      After a couple of glasses of our homemade wine, we went back to Konoba Andiamo. The waiter was a star & gave us the reserved sea view table. Jackie had the homemade macaroni with seafood & I with beef. During dinner an orange glow appeared behind the mountain, then the rising moon appeared, reflecting upon the sea. I failed to take a decent photo to aptly appreciate it’s beauty.

      It was a very decent meal & the waiter gave us a complimentary nightcap of grappa, but he insisted on necking one with us with a “Cheers”. After paying our bill, the waiter bizarrely, but in a gesture of friendship held out his hand to shake it. I shook it, then sanitised.

      We didn’t last much longer this evening.

      Song of the Day : New Moon Rising by Wolfmother.
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