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... them "good morning" in Portugese). I also spoke with a young couple from Finland.
The voyage took about two hours and we arrived in the port of Hvar. We took a local Bus to the town and were then free until 15:30. One of the others and myself first went up to a large patio above the street to get some pictures, and found a group of photographers taking pictures of a model. They were using some fancy gear, including large reflectors, Nikon DSLR’s ...
... not many people. There is no real city, just a harbour town which you can easily walk from one end to the other in 15 minutes.
So, if ever all circumstances were right to hire a bike, this was it.
Of course I had last ridden a bike on a farm 35 years ago, so there was a bit of learning to do. Trevor assisted in this and we did a circuit of the town first, then Wendy jumped on the back.
I can see why so many young people do it. The freedom to ...
... taking us there and back then began the trip back towards the boat. When we were almost there, we could see some of the crew on the harbor, and Jure asked if we wanted to go for a cruise! So we stopped at the harbor, and Eillean, Mel, Jess (a different Jess!) and Asha got in, then we went for a cruise around the island we'd just been picked up from. It was so beautiful, the water was amazing and clear as glass, it was so nice! The girls had some beers which we shared with Jure, then as ...
Somehow, it was Sunday again and with shops shut and little else to do, we headed an hour or so north to Orebic, a small settlement on the peninsula between Dubrovnik and Korcula Island. We had decided we wanted to visit the island the following day, Korcula being famous for being the home of explorer Marco Polo, and a quaint walled city to boot.
Wanting to stay close to the Orebic port where the ferry would be leaving from to go to ...
... into our hotel at Pomena to find I not only had a room with a view, but a balcony from which to drink in the spectacular view over the quaint little harbour. Having had a long hot day I cracked open a bottle of wine and sat out on the balcony in the cool breeze listening to the water lap at the seawall as the yachts bobbed about dancing to the rhythm of the waves and day slowly faded into night.
The next morning I was up at first light, ...