Travel Blogs from Hvar
... where the water is dirty blue-brown, in Croatia the turquoise water is 100% transparent allowing you to see the vibrant life at the bottom of the sea for meters.
Needless to say, our day at the beach was amazing. I placed all of our waters, sodas, and beers in erosion-holes along the surrounding rocks. There was a small cove with a few inches of water at the bottom of the cliff. We conveniently used that as our cooler, placing beverages in ...
... closest to the wharf. There was the cutest little black dog sitting at the bottom of the gang plant when I returned to he boat. I wanted to give it my share of meat from dinner but they wouldn't let me! A crew member did give it a bowl of water and they assured me it wouldn't go hungry! Just about everyone from mother boat was trying to encourage it on board. It did have a collar but it looked really mangy! When we got back from our tour it had gone fortunately! At 17:00 we had a talk from ...
... plateau belonged to a sea urchin that didn't like me stepping on him. There are two ways to get out of the blue cave - either swim back the same way we got in - or through an underwater exit that you have to dive through. We chose the latter, which was really cool. It sounded more scary than it was... you only had to go like 4 metres deep and then swim through a 12 metre narrow tunnel. (Ok. 0,5 metres deep, 2,5 metres long, not narrow at all... ;) So ...
Croatia! What a wonderful place to wake up in! Literally, since we rode an over night train to Split after saying goodbye to Mr.Truong in Slovenia. Unluckily for us we arrived to a true coastal downpour. Luckily for us, this made for a good reason to catch a few hours of much needed zzzzz's while we waited out the storm.
For us, Split made for a unique and pretty spot to begin our Croatian island hopping adventure.
Robyn and ...
... bit of walking required for me - but even walking uphill takes it out of you and temperatures are 25 -30 and bright sunshine. Most riders are smiliar situation though some carried it with relative ease.
Sweat streaming and water guzzling.
There is a faint aroma of lavendar and pine as we ventured down - but I spent alot of time studying the tarmac so may not have noticed everything.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLuka's Lodge Hvar
I really enjoyed staying here but I wouldn't recommend it if you like more than basic facilities.
If you're happy for basic but clean facilities then I wouldn't stay anywhere else on Hvar. The owner Luka is what really makes this place special. He can't do enough to make sure that your stay on Hvar is enjoyable as possible. One of the nights he stayed he organised a BBQ of locally caught fresh fish and it tasted fantastic. He collected us from the ferry port and took us back when we were leaving. His recommendations of what to do and where to eat were great.
The room we have was shared between 4 of us - we were travelling together. There were 4 single beds in the room which meant there was little room for anything else but it was all we needed. The bathroom was right next to our room so no problem there either. The kitchen facilities were outside which was fine as it was good weather when we were there but would't have been that enjoyable if we had had bad weather.
I would definately go back.
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