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... the offseason price for the meal and wine was under $15 for 2 people.
We went to a maritime museum in the fort on the hill. It was simple but had a nice display about an Austrian passenger line (The Baron Gautsch) that was destroyed in the early days of WW1. The captain had been warned that the coast was just mined, but he disregarded the instructions and was sunk by a "friendly" mine ...
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Rovinj, Croatia (pronounced ro VEEN)
These are lazy days. Finally. We're allowing ourselves some vacation days. After countless ...
In the afternoon we walked around past the fishing boats and the men were fixing the nets, cutting and mending, and getting the nets ready to drop for the next day.
Walked around the the foreshore for a few kilometres and saw a huge sailing ship which had come in. There are a lot of private yachts calling in each night and mooring. A friend of David's from NZ has just been sailing down the Dalmation coast.
... shorts and other "holiday attire". Some were tourists from other parts of Europe, and I chatted with a lady and her husband from Pisa, Italy. The husband didn’t say much so I’m assuming his English skills were a bit limited. The lady spoke excellent English and when I asked her about that she indicated that she’s a tour guide.
Some of the group was already back at the meeting point and at 17:30 we departed ...
Day 2 in Pula we went into the Colosseum - one of 5 best preserved in the world. At one time it was to be taken to Venice. The building began in 31BC by Augustus, enlarged by Claudius & completed in 96 AD by Flavius. There was an exhibition of Amphora vessels - hundreds found that were made to hold mostly olive oil. Master potters made them and they had a point on the bottom to fit into a stand. The capacity was ...