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... an early wakeup call with the motor starting at 5.30!
Bol beaches and new sand - Getting ready for the tourist season, 'sand' is added to the existing.
Croatian Sand - Croatian sand is not sand by our kiwi definition. It is small stones which look nice but really is a bit or quite uncomfortable to walk, lie or swim on.
Modern house in Bol, Croatia - It was a change to see some new housing on the beach ...
... he wasn't busy conquering and building giant retirement homes he also found the time to martyr some local Christians and head a tetrarchy. Duh. After he died his palace was inhabited by various people but by the 6th century it had fallen into disuse. It was at this time when refugees from nearby Salona moved in and became what my guide book refers to as the "most grandiose squatters of all time". They built the palace up and on top ...
... the highlights were the great people and of course the amazing sites and water.
Once back at the port, we said our good-byes and got back to the apartment to freshen up for dinner. We decided to head the opposite way from the busyness of the port to find a place to eat. A few rights and lefts and down a little alley, we ended up at Konoba Lesina. We arrived to a completely empty restaurant but a very neat setting with ...
... may have done some not so pretty things to the former countrymen and women of Yugoslavia. It was not a good time, I never really understood the conflict with the Croats, Bosnians, Serbs, etc. We had our Civil War, but did we hold the same hatred they apparently did, the same divisions of culture, religion and heritage? Actually, I guess we kind of did. No matter where, who or what it's about, WAR IS HELL! Sorry for the downer, I just keep thinking about it.
... swimming off a concrete platform, accessing the sea via metal ladders like in a swimming pool; or walking a hundred yards to a series of small rock-and-shingle coves. As at Amarin, our beach shoes were very useful for protecting our feet.
However, life isn’t all fun and games and the need to do some serious laundry became pressing. We were getting so short of clean clothes we were almost reduced to using fig ...