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... and a little door to a minaret and balcony where she used to sit. Lots of photos of her here in the '20's and '30's made it very real. She wrote a book called 'My Lifeas a Crown Princess' which was apparently very successful in the UK and USA. I'll be looking out for it.
Back then (minor brush with the law when we were pulled over for driving without headlights) for an hour on the beach - lovely late afternoon sun - and now doing this before going out to eat.
... is rubbish at home!
Now back again for evening spruce up before dinner. Hoping to find somewhere a bit more sedate tonight. Last night we walked along the main street and the sea front, but it was mostly loud, busy bars. I think this is the kind of place that party animals would love - out at 11pm, party all night and barely see daylight before they start again. Obviously, just made for us!
... which I'm sure I read was IN the sea gardens is actually on a busy main road. Hmmmm - it's lovely, and the staff couldn't be nicer, but we'll see if it quietens down overnight.
Anyway, we borrowed the hotel bikes and spent the afternoon cycling along the beach and back through the gardens. It's absolutely delightful. There are busy stretches of beach with noisy bars etc, but also quiet, uncommercialised stretches. One of which we sat on ...
... was very clear and looked very inviting - shame it wasn't September or early October really, as I've been reliably told by people who have visited it then that the sea is very warm at that time of year; like bath water, apparently!
After staying on the beach for a while, we moved on to the park a bit further along. Primorski Park is right next to the beach and was lovely to stroll around. We passed by the Naval Museum - it ...
... of peace and calm. I was so, so glad we came here. I couldn't help but think that if this was in the UK, it would be packed!
The peace and calm was marvellous, but Dave still managed to have a minor but ironic accident. In the main part of the site there is a stone circle which is supposed to bring people luck; Dave went in and then the moment he stepped out of it again, he stepped on something sharp - ...