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... day trip to Pula. We wove through windy roads amidst olive fields and grapevines. Istria is the name of this region and its known for both its wine and olive oil.
The day was sunny and warm in early December and we got some great photos of the amphitheater. There's a $8 charge to get in, but you actually get better views from walking around outside. The views are unobstructed, so we ...
... up towards St. Euphemia church, at the top of the hill on this small peninsula. Every now and then you can peek out and see an alley that leads to the sea where a boat can park. It rained the first night we arrived but we didn't mind. It was the sea.
And for a Saturday night, it was dead, but we didn't mind. It was the sea. One restaurant was still open and we split a pizza and ...
We headed west from Zagreb into Istria on some wonderful highways with tunnels, viaducts and cliff-hugging sections with spectacular views. (South of Rijeka, a few days later, the views would be even more spectacular). Once off the expressway, each collection of two or more houses seems to have its own name, all signposted and connected by a web of narrow, winding roads. The only catch is that ...
In the afternoon we walked around past the fishing boats and the men were fixing the nets, cutting and mending, and getting the nets ready to drop for the next day.
Walked around the the foreshore for a few kilometres and saw a huge sailing ship which had come in. There are a lot of private yachts calling in each night and mooring. A friend of David's from NZ has just been sailing down the Dalmation coast.
... I can only imagine what it’s like on the larger “mainstream” tours with 60-80 people.
After dinner it was a quiet 30 minute ride back to Motovun, where Peter took us right to the spot where the city bus usually drops passengers. We made the tiring hike up the hill and finally back to the hotel (where I got a coffee to take to my room).
Overall, it was a very interesting (albeit long and tiring) day.