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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 ...
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 ...
... keeper of bikes) warned there was a steepish hill on the way just out of town. A slight underestimate as it was a kilometre incline, and there was another one to follow before we entered Pomena on the coast. Pomena is more of a resort (tho on a small scale) hamlet compared with Polace with it a private accommodation as part of family homes. Both are destinations for yachts with many smart numbers moored in both little bays. The ...
... so no swimming but we headed into the old town to check it out. Glen and I did a walk around the city walls which was very very cool felt like the great wall of China! We took so many photos it was just beautiful. Dubrovnik was one of the first cities to have running water and flushing toilets and it was fascinating to see how they used to live!
That night we went out for a group dinner at a really nice Steak house, the steak was very pricey so we chose ...