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... Italy. It is especially a
great sailing location to visit and explore while being on a cruise. With the
main land, Krk is connected via two-arch concrete bridge, which we passed by on
our way to the main harbor.
main harbor is in the town of Krk, and it provides a very well protected
shelter from wind and other climate changes. While entering the harbor, a very
strong wind was blowing so Manuela got a ...
... t getting much of anything out of us, he handed back our change, $20 bill, and passports and gruffly waved us through.
We were happy to be back in Italy where everything may be run by the mob for all we know but at least they seem to be more subtle about it and/or we are well below their radar as Americans who don't own anything here.
Happy Thanksgiving again! We went to Venice last night and got back today, so there will be more on that ...
... predates 1548.
Our last tasting stop was Kabola Winery with its beautiful hillside vineyards in riotous colors of crimson, gold and green. Martina, the winemaker/owner’s daughter, was our hostess. She had recently rejoined the staff after graduating from Dublin University and working for Google marketing in Ireland. Kabola’s fruity and full-bodied teran was worth purchasing and we did.
Motovun Touches the Sky
As we approached Motovun, ...
... areas. We walked and walked, relying on our compass like we were back on the bikes navigating the highways. We didn’t have a timeframe to be back at the bus, but there is something spooky about walking through the damp shadows of tall stone structures that are older than your country, while the sounds of water lapping against rocks the only echo to fill the air.
We haphazardly found the bus terminal with the help of ...
... along with olives and cheese. Back to the hotel for another long swim in the Adriatic and dinner at the hotel.
We justified our lack of ambition to leave the last couple of hotels for ambitious road trips, as a rest for the upcoming day at Plitvice National Park. We left early on Wednesday morning, and got to the park around noon. It took nearly 5 hours of steady walking just to see the highlights of ...