Travel Blogs from Lovran
Friday 30 May Opatija
We have a difficulty with one of our
credit cards today. Alison's mastercard does not work either in
teller machines or in supermarket purchases. We have my 28 degree
card but we are totally reliant on that now so it is a bit of a
concern. When we get to somewhere we have a good solid internet
connection we will skype call mastercard in Australia and see if ...
... Lungomare and stopped on the way for coffee and cake
just to complete the excess.
Tonight there is a dance troupe doing
a show at an outdoor theatre on the foreshore so we are looking
forward to that.
The song and dance troupes in national
dress was a thoroughly enjoyable show. It was really professionally
produced by the Grad (Town Council I think). Great audio, ...
... even looking out, and it was clear sky with views down all the way and we flew over Venice and, and...grrrr. We had to wait a long time for our bags to come off. Then the transfer from Gatwick south to the north station to get the train into London proper. Half an hour to Victoria station. A man told me to go to a small news stand to buy an Oyster card, good for unlimited fares on subway and metro busses. Done. Got ...
... had a few narrow street/paths and was charming. Then we had a quite slow amble along a trail leading to Brela, the next town north of Baska Voda. It was overcast, dry, and cooler which are perfect walking conditions. Had our lunch at a new cafe sitting out on a lovely terrace on cushioned chairs, a real comfort compared to limestone rock on a mountain edge. We had a pint and were allowed to eat our own lunch there which we appreciated. ...
... town just about closed down. Foliage and tree debris was flying everywhere. At 11, a few of us started out heading south all along the edge of the ocean. There is a well maintained double wide sidewalk that hikers, and bicyclists use. Only us this morning. The sea was a frenzy. Whitecaps and surf pounding. Great sheets of water were lifted up off the surface like it was raining up instead if down. Surface water ...