Croatia - the Poms & the French invade! Great time had by all!
Hrvatska Zadar 44:08.50N 15:13.06E
The first inhabitant of
The following turbulent centuries made the palace into a town first populated by the citizens of the nearby Salona, fleeing before Avars and Slavs. The town overgrew the walls of the palace and its authorities kept changing - from Croatian kings in 10th century AD, Hungarian and Venetian administration, to French rulers and Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Such past left its traces combined in the town everyday life. The city, however, went on remaining the centre of this part of the coast till our day. This mixture of historic layers brought some clumsiness and some things done too fast but today all that makes a part of its originality. The big city today lives by the silent beats of history, lively spirit of the young and its particular Mediterranean charm. Thanks to the www.visitsplit.com website.
18th June, Jo-Anne & Jacques Larretche (The Larry’s)
Jacques & I ventured forth into
Jo-Anne stayed abed and Jacques, Irene & I decided on dinner locally at the marina and were delightfully surprised. Entrée was a carpaccio of six different fish, main course pasta, beans and prawn soup and a desert of chocolate soufflé including some delicious bottles of St Klement white wine from the island of Šolta. Fantastic value and well presented.
19th June During the night, as I had forgotten to lift the passeraile, a surge caught the boat and crunched the passeraile into the concrete dock splitting the cap rail off the gunwale and breaking the bracket out. After borrowing and buying sufficient clamps, I managed to glue it all back together as my guests were trapped aboard until I fixed it.
Brian & Patricia arrive mid afternoon and that evening we dined ashore at the same restaurant as last night. David & Lynn off ‘Patricia’ a Bénéteau 50 came with us.
20th to the markets early and then to the Konsum supermarket
for a big shop.
The rest of the trip with the Molwoi’s and the Larry’s went
smoothly and we touched on the highlights of
In Trogir we rafted up with
Irene, Jo-Anne, Patricia, Brian & Jacques at Diocletian’s Palace-Split
Bit hard to see this but the Optimist sailing dinghy is towing the rubber ducky.
Scampi on every menu Trogir car show 1934 Roller
She took my picture so I reciprocated. Every little alleyway held a surprise.