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We left EARLY in the morning for Croatia (about 5am). We did this because we knew we'd be on the same road that we drove on earlier where we got stuck in traffic for hours and hours. So we figured it was better to get up early and try to beat the traffic, then to be stuck in that awful mess again.
We left and actually encountered very …
... gave way to desert like conditions. The islands just off the coast were barren and dry. Road was still a twisty mountain trail which would be a joy in a sports car or motor bike.
We reached one of our favourite spots on this trip, Rovinj, and was delighted to return the car to the rental agency. It is always a worry when you have one and it was nice to pass it back intact.
We once again had a great room at ...
we stoped in Pula to say hello to Marco (old business partner of Dide) and it turned out that there was an international hockey tournament taking place in the collesiem (almost 2000 years old) between Croatia and Russia - what a treat.
Finally, made our way down to Metcovic, just in time for one day of sun on the beach, before the rain - forcast for the next couple of days.
More to follow as i need to sign off now as we need to get the car back to Metcovic.
... so began our love affair with this lovely town.
In the morning I sent an email off to the ferry company telling them of my loss and asking if a camera had been found to let me know. When we got to Ljubjlana, I read their reply: yes it was there waiting to picked up! I still will pick up a camera for this part of our trip and retrieve my camera on our return to Rovinj.
... This church was originally built in the 4th century, dedicated to St Maurus. In the 6th century it was enlarged to form the basilica, then in the 13th Century it was enlarged again. The entrance courtyard was almost Moorish in its architecture and cool atmosphere, whilst the octagonal 6th century baptistry was bare of its mosaics and decoration. This led us ...