Arrived at the mouth of the Boka Kotorska arround noon and cruised slowly
through the bays reaching Kotor mid-afternoon. Fabulous natural harbour.
15th century Venitian fort stands high above Kotor with walls leading down
to surround the city. Everything has been restored with UNESCO funds and is
very smart. Great restaurants and bars. Inexpensive. Had a great dinner at
Galleon Restaurant on the harbour E30/pp.
Customs and Imigration a bit of a run arround. We had sterned to the town
quay and they asked us to return to a custom compound at the tip of the
harbour. One must complete forms and pay a fees at the Harbour Authority
E120/ week for a Montenegro Cruising Permit before clearing customs and
police. The Manager of the Harbour Authority decided to take his groceries
home as I arrived saying he would return in 2 1/2 hours (5:00pm). Learning
that the Officer had gone walk about, the customs folks let us out of
quarantine to have lunch making a comment in Croatian that sounded rather
like "what bull..."" Berthing fees E52/ night including water and juice.
Crew recovering after late night attack by a drunken visiting Spanish
Bermudian who managed to dive off the passarel without bloodshed.