Travel Blogs from Malinska
... called Sweaty Rock, or Sveti Rok as the Croatian’s call it. We were heading straight for it and into a tunnel – 18,632ft long!
And while we’re talking numbers, here’s an update on our road trip stats:
Countries visited = 9
Miles driven = 1,980 miles
Average miles per gallon = 58.0
Cost of fuel = 242 euros
Objects impacted = 2 (both in UK)
Insects killed = ...
... treeless. The reason is the salty strong winds along the northeast coast called Bora. On the west side it is quite the opposite. Lush green land with a lot of Oleaders, Lavender and Thyme. There are many nice small and old cities and a coast full of beautiful bays where you can swim.
Like I said, we started at Baska on the other end of the island. It is a small cute city with a 1,8 km long beach. My it was busy. ...
Departed on another wet day. After our peninsular stay we moved onto Rijeka about 450km north only 30 min from the Italian boarder. Rijeka was un upmarket port city. Young people and tourist filled the squares and the port pier. Great fir evening walks. Our apartment was small ...
... and cards were not welcome. My birthday feast now involved one mixed grill that had to be shared between us. With no more ice-cold Karlovackos. A neat irony for one who does not share food. Perhaps the Birthday Gods were teaching me a lesson.
It is not easy being 53.
We returned to Red and the snails, and happily found some old cans of Polish beer, and tucked into some bread and cheese purchased earlier in Zadar. The cheese was somewhat uncertain. I was not entirely sure ...
They had a delightful breakfast and really enjoyed the fresh orange juice. They went for a walk by the sea organ again and meet a couple from the Black Country.
It really was getting too hot already so they went into the shade of the narrow streets. After looking at some Roman remains,they found the best ice cream yet to cool off.
Back to the hotel for coffee and a sleep for Ed, it is hard being the birthday boy! ...