Travel Blogs from Malinska
Peter and I were up at 7am to go for a swim before breakfast. It was lovely. There was no one else on the beach or in the water. Unlike yesterday when you couldn't move. The water was warm but refreshing and a great way to start the day. After our swim and breakfast we headed the car towards Pula, tonights destination. As we left the island we drove down to a bay to look back up at the bridge that is the only access to Krk. Its actually tow bridges with a small ...
... As we cross the river and head up the side we come to the exercise section. 650 steps up the side of the cliff to the lookout over the falls. If you say it quick it doesn't seem like many, but when the temperature is heading to 30 degrees there doesnt seem to be an end to the steps. But finally we come to a lookout with great view up and down the river and just a few steps more, a cave with a short walk inside ...
... called Sweaty Rock, or Sveti Rok as the Croatian’s call it. We were heading straight for it and into a tunnel – 18,632ft long!
And while we’re talking numbers, here’s an update on our road trip stats:
Countries visited = 9
Miles driven = 1,980 miles
Average miles per gallon = 58.0
Cost of fuel = 242 euros
Objects impacted = 2 (both in UK)
Insects killed = ...
Around 10 am we hopped in our car to drive around the island. Our first stop would be Baska all the way in the other side.
First a little bit of info about Krk. Krk is the largest island of the Adriatic Sea
When you first arrive on the island (which is the only island connected to the main land with a bridge) the landscape looks more like you've arrived on the moon than on a mediteranian island. It's dry ...
... a dive, dirty Spaniards were to blame.
The town away from the front was actually quite nice and to Nath's disappointment, every street had a barbers on! After much contemplation and 'weighing up of costs' he took the plunge and stepped inside a barbers, much to the amusement of the staff. They charged even less for a proper cut than the butcher in Pula! In the end we all decided to get our hair 'fixed'.
We took a good walk ...