Travel Blogs from Opatija
... How difficult could it be, it’s only 193 miles away! So with Ness behind the wheel for the first stint, glasses on and concentration on her face, I was sat in the passenger seat with the Croatia roadmap folded out – I forgot how big these roadmaps are – nearly half the size of Liechtenstein! So with only the relevant section of the map folded out we set course for Rijeka.
The scenery changed ...
... through. It was a challange to drive there.
We went to Stara Baska next. Now that was a nice trip! We went all the way to the end of yhe road and were surprised to find a nice little secluded bay where you could swim. We got our swimming stuff and hopped on down to the beach. That was nice. The water was cristal clear and boy... Even more cold than the other places we had swom. The view from the water ...
... so before we could put up the tent, we had to remove the larger rocks. Our neighbours were Finnish and Dutch.
We talked with the Dutch people and they told us they had been there for 1 month and they came back each year for 30 years! Wow!
After we put up our tent we explored the campground. It looks good. We are fairly close to the ...
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 ...