Travel Blogs from Opatija
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 ...
... It had been cooked on a hotplate
with lightly cooked garlic and parsley on top. Quite oily but really
good olive oil. Wonderful fresh ingredients cooked simply and well.
A memorable meal. It appeared that they did not do coffee and sweets
just the fish. It was pretty economical too at around A$45 for the 2
of us with a half litre of wine.
After our wonderful lunch we meandered
... line, the security line and had a few minutes to spend our last few Kunas for a coffee. I joined Freddy, sweet Freddy, one of the HF leaders we had in Petravac. He was heading home to his wife Ruth and to do some gardening before his next assignment in 10 days to Rhodes. What a life! The flight was smooth. I had an aisle seat. I much prefer the window and the gal in that seat played solitaire on her iPad all the ...
... wound our way down down to the seaside and walked back along the incredible walkway that hugs the shoreline. It was a grand way to end our grand tour. Time to pack up,then the Hiking Babes met for a final drink to consume all the remains if wine, eat up the cheese and crackers and nuts and chocolate, then join the others for a final meeting. It was bittersweet. Dinner and then to bed. We leave at 6 am so the night will be short. These two ...
... But the bigger problem was the wind. It was howling like I have never seen wind. Maybe a hurricane but this was wind. It is called a Bora, comes in from the northeast over the mountains and hits the coast like a wind tunnel. A Bora can reach speeds of 250-300 km per hour. And it was noisy. So we had to go to plan B. Several people went to Split, more stayed in and rested and read, others explored the town. ...