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Date: 20 Jul 2009 14:02:00
Title: Civtat

42:35.0n 018:13.0e

Monday Jy 20

After two days of brisk winds swinging twice from east to west and back,
calm arrives. the west winds, reduce the temperature and humidity
significantly and it's now very comfortable. Our anchorage in the river
downstream from the ACI has been perfect - great holding, protection and
swing room. There have been as many as 20 other boats anchored. We have been
able to take on water while at the fuel dock with a tip of 50k.

Motor out and anchor off the breakwater immediately in front of Dubrovnik
gate for a swim and lunch. We've noticed a few boats anchored there each
time we've been to the city and two boats that have been anchored there
since the previous night, so we stay put when a taxi boat tells us we cannot
anchor - we are well clear of the channel. Water is beautiful and clear but
cold due to the west winds.

Motor on to Civtat (west harbour) Harbourmaster signals us to wait a bit and
then quides us to quay next to a 40m superyacht. We run our anchor out as
there are no bow lines. Antonio +385992828355 is most accommodating and
advises us to call ahead next time. Dockage Ku410. Electricity & water if
wanted Ku225.

Civtat is a beautiful upmarket harbour, a favourite of superyachts meeting
their cargos from the airport nearby. There is a lovely walk around the
point which leads you to the east harbour and back to the village. Despite
the light winds, there was a significant swell coming into the harbour that
bounced the boat around a good bit. It would not be a good spot in a 20kn NW
wind.

It is also the home of the shortest priest in Croatia.

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