Travel Blogs from Opatija
Finally Zadar was in sight– who needs a TomTom! Before we knew it, we had found our lovely yellow apartment and our host, Kruno, was waiting for us.
Pleased with our map reading skills we celebrated by walking into the old town of Zadar to check out a few sights and then found a fantastic restaurant recommended by Kruno followed by a few drinks at a trendy bar overlooking the water to watch the sun go ...
... the first thunderclap and fairly soon after that I heard ths first raindrops on the tent, I jumped out of bed and began to put the drying rack in the front part of the tent so it would stay dry. I also put the chairs there, so we could sit dry in the morning.
The thunderstorm was off somewhere on thd mainland and bounced around in the mountains, so this time we only got a bit rain instead of hail or a downpour.
We are spending 2 nights in Opatija located on the northern coastline of Croatia, Gulf of Kvarner. On the way we stopped at a little village, Rastoke, the locals call this area the little Plitvice Lakes, the town has two rivers and the limestone rocks and is a miniature version of Plitvice Lakes. They use to have a number of water driven grain mills, now there is just one that is still operational. Quite amazing watching how effective it was at grinding corn. Opatija is ...
Departed on another wet day. After our peninsular stay we moved onto Rijeka about 450km north only 30 min from the Italian boarder. Rijeka was un upmarket port city. Young people and tourist filled the squares and the port pier. Great fir evening walks. Our apartment was small ...
... walked along the Lungomare to
Volosko. A resort village but with a real fishing fleet. I gather
that Volosko has many renowned restaurants so we will try one
Back in Opatija we found a market hall
very close to our flat. We were delighted to buy some vegetables,
cheeses, a salami sausage etc, Best of all there was a separate fish
market that was obviously very well ...