Travel Blogs from Baska
... could see a likely place on google earth. In the end we found the one Ed was looking for. It was right by the sea. We faffed about a bit as Willow had parked me on a terrace the wrong way round but we got sorted in the end.
They did some sorting out then went for supper at the beach bar. It cooled off in the end and they had avery pleasant supper. By opening the boot and leaving it open, it was cool enough to sleep.
... can sort it out.
Opatija was developed as a resort town
for the aristocracy of the Hapsburg empire so it has had wonderful
public works projects along the foreshore. This includes the
Lungomare, a 13 km long elegant public walkway along the shoreline.
Everywhere else the seashore is alienated by private dwellings and
massive hotels that like to make their bit of seashore ...
... and MC.
I gather there was an Italian
component and groups from Slovenia and all over the former
Yugoslavia. An a'capella group in national costume did really well,
I often find single sex groups lacking the harmonic range we have
come to expect, but this group, (Zora, I think they were named) had
a contralto that really filled in the harmonies well.
The instruments ranged from ...
... 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. ...