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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 ...
... Istrian wine, Malvazija. Before this,our hosts waited for us in the rain outside of the apt. We checked in and found a newly remodeled apartment on the main pedestrian street. We love it! There's not much to do here except explore narrow passageways, watch the boats, and enjoy the sun and seafood.
Yesterday, we went to Pula for a day trip. I made a different blog post for that. Pula ...
... population 26. It claims to be the smallest town in the world that has its own mayor. I suppose it is likely that we saw the mayor, unless he was out of town. I asked our hostess whether she was the mayor, and she said no woman had ever been mayor of Hum. We spent a night in Hum, there is a nice restaurant, and our hosts were very pleasant. We sampled a truffle cream cheese in Hum, in which ...
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.
... I can only imagine what it’s like on the larger “mainstream” tours with 60-80 people.
After dinner it was a quiet 30 minute ride back to Motovun, where Peter took us right to the spot where the city bus usually drops passengers. We made the tiring hike up the hill and finally back to the hotel (where I got a coffee to take to my room).
Overall, it was a very interesting (albeit long and tiring) day.