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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 ...
... out work stays. Today however it was beautiful and the boardwalk was packed with tourists and the tiny vendor stands and cafés that cater to them. In the summer this place must be jammed! The big attraction in Split is Diocletian's Palace. This enormous structure was just a simple retirement home for this enterprising emperor who rose up from being the son of slaves to having power over every country touching the Adriatic ...
... though your neighbours could have the same trees on neighbouring yards. She said you can't tell the difference taste wise necessarily from family to family but you sure can tell a bad one :-)
The jewelry maker was an interesting story. He is the last of his kind in Croatia who makes pieces of jewelry called Filigrin. They are pieces of silver jewelry that are passed on from grandmothers to their granddaughters (they skip a generation every time). The sad thing ...
... 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.
... that we thought was supposed to be there though (which I later discovered is actually by the island of Vis, not anywhere particularly near where we were. Oops)
But it was still some pretty awesome snorkelling. We went quite far away from the boat in search of the cave (which obviously wasnt actually there) and came across what seemed like the edge of the world for a moment! The nice coral bit suddenly stopped and ...