Travel Blogs from Metkovic
Simon writing... After a half hour drive in the bands van, we arrived at a house in the countryside in an area called saric struga, just outside the town they were playing in tonight. It was some friends of the band and they were putting us up for the night!! Really cool house, the garden was pretty big and full of all different fruit and veg being grown, and at the end of the garden was a freshwater river not massive ...
... head for a library but the maps in the tourist info didn't show one, where else can you just sit inside without people thinking you are strange - bus and train stations! So me and my soggy trousers had a rest at the train station, guess what? the sun came out. Split looked much more pleasant with a bit of sunshine. I wandered along the port drying, before catching the 3pm minibus inland to Mostar in Herzegovinia. ...
Dinner last night was upstaged by Mike swimming across the bay, an impressive 400m or so, for which he promptly needed refreshments. Pork fillets came out well for the in-house effort even the bits I thought were supposed to be beef.!
Today is a cultural drive - driving inland is quite limited because the border is always only a few kilometers away - so after the morning dip, about 1130 in fine hot weather we wound our way north a 100km or so ...
... You're Canadian? What city?"
"Calgary, most recently."
"That's great, me too!"
"And Croatia," Patrick adds, "her family emigrated when she was young. She was a high-power lawyer when I met her. I was a Vancouver car salesman."
"The best Vancouver car salesman."
"I was at SFU for a summer." I say.
"Get out. You can't go anywhere now."
"So, I can stay here tonight?"
Patrick's eyes twinkle. "Can you hold a broom?"
... spend the rest of the time on the single bed as it was slightly longer. Our bathroom was also interesting as the shower was over the toilet!
After lunch we had a swimming stop where we just docked in the middle of the ocean. Well, the ocean was extremely flat, so it was more like a salty lake and was extremely blue. The guys (and some of the girls) enjoyed jumping off the pirate ship. We then docked in the town and discovered it was tiny (yes ...