Hotel Villa Nova
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So today we were driving to Dubrovnik, a further 142 miles south. We are now 4 weeks into our trip and we are still heading further away from home! On Friday we will reach Montenegro which will be our furthest point away.
The road to Dubrovnik hugs the coast and it was wonderful scenery everywhere you looked. When we reached a mountainous section, there were lots of fresh fruit stands by the side of ...
... docked in Neum.
Traveled over mountains and through tunnels to the Dalmatian Coast. Temperatures as low as 25 F on entering the tunnel and 45 F on leaving. One tunnel was 4 miles long.
Had our first Croatian meal, veal under the bell.
... and kept walking. We found some rocks and a bench by a small empty pool by the ocean and sat there for a bit playing guitar. Not long later though, we headed back to the boat, where we asked (really nicely!) if it were possible to get taken out to a small island we could see from the main island, and they said it was cool! One of the sailors, Jure, got the tender down from the ship and gave us a lift out there in the little boat and dropped us off, saying he'd come get us in two hours. ...
... lets start from the start. Manchester.
It has been over a year since I have written in the blog got so here's a quick update on what I have been up to! Dates as per the blog but basically have been working in Manchester for the past year and travelling as much as I can from there, which in total was about 10 weeks of holidays. Got pretty lucky! Quit my job a couple of months ago for summer and finished up on the 5th July and started the journey home in Bilbao, ...
... the islands helped cool us off. The sea was lovely - a little cold but super clear and aqua coloured and we took turns jumping off the boat. We had lunch on one of the islands (yummy local seafood and risotto with a glass of white wine right beside the water) before returning to Dubrovnik for a sundowner on the balcony of the hotel overlooking the coastline while a storm, complete with thunder and lightning rolled in!
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