Our week in Croatia is almost done. The transfer bus will arrive at 5.45 in the morning so we want an early night.
It's been good here. The weather gods blessed us and the sea was clear with a pleasant temperature. Green pines and cedars fringed the coast. Mostly, we kept ourselves to ourselves and ate well. As you could drink as much wine and/or beer as you wanted with dinner we imbibed rather more alcohol than our weekly quota normally allows.
This morning we had another ferry trip across the water to Korčula town and there I bought a souvenir T-shirt. A cruise ship had anchored off the coast and American tourists were being brought to shore by a relay of tenders. Many of the passengers appeared elderly.
While we were observing paintings in an art shop, one of the Americans came to the entrance and said to the proprietor, "Do you know where there's a water closet?" The owner, a Croatian woman, was confused. She thought the elderly lady needed a drink so I stepped in to translate. None of the Americans asked me about Brexit which was a relief.
|A final view of Korčula|
A bit more aimless wandering around and then we caught the twelve o'clock ferry back to Orebic for an afternoon of lounging and reading and swimming before another delightful buffet dinner. Only the desserts have disappointed.
Are you sad to leave or are you looking forward to being home? Or both?ReplyDelete
I haven't heard the term "water closet" in about one hundred years.
That is because you are not an elderly American! Even though you are a "grandmaw" you are just a young girl compared with those cruise passengers... And a week was all we needed.Delete
Nobody should gave to see two 5:45s in one day. Safe journey home.ReplyDelete
Would you believe it - the transfer bus came ten minutes early!Delete
It is fortunate you have had good weather for your visit. You have certainly gotten some lovely pictures while there. I hope your travels home are good but I don't envy the early start!ReplyDelete
Back home now Bonnie. Thanks for following our little Croatian holiday.Delete
You stepped in to translate! You become more and more impressive with every post. Did you learn Croatian in Yorkshire or did you just pick it up during your week there?ReplyDelete
I am a regular polyglot Tasker. I can even speak posh like Worzel Gummidge - the fellow who now resides at Number 10.Delete
A wonderful time had by all...we, the reader, as well! Safe trip home. :)ReplyDelete
Back home on schedule Auntie Lee.Delete
The views you've offered us keep reminding me of Greece. Not that I've been there; I'm simply comparing photos. Such beauty, especially the places where land and sea meet.ReplyDelete
I thought water closet was an old British term. Although maybe the American lady was formerly from Britain. We have quite a lot of those who came here after WWII as war brides. Good for you for helping the communication; when I want a water closet I usually want it post-haste!
If you want it so quickly, may I suggest that you carry around a plastic bucket at all times. It could be a white one with a Canadian maple leaf on the side.Delete
I'll bet you'd like another week in Croatia?ReplyDelete
Not just now Red. One lovely week was enough.Delete
Looks like a beautiful place for a holiday.ReplyDelete
I agree with that. You should get your young man to take you. Rick can be put in the DogzRUz kennels for a week.Delete
Lovely photos all week....you have made me think I might like to go to Croatia ! Do many people there speak English?ReplyDelete
We had no trouble getting by with English. We drove by Dubrovnik but didn't visit it. There are many different ways of experiencing Croatia. We were very happy with Orebic and our hotel. It depends what you want. I met an older English lady who was doing a week's cruise on "The Adriatic Princess". A slow cruise down from Split to Dubrovnik.Delete
I'm always sad at the end of a holiday. Have a safe journey home.ReplyDelete
Back safe now ADDY.Delete
Happy memories !ReplyDelete
...apart from the night of the ambulance that ruffled your feathers CG.Delete
It's interesting that you mention the cruise ship passengers. I was just reading an article in the NYT about the strain that cruise ships are putting on some communities along the Adriatic coast. It sounds like a beautiful area, and you're doing it right by staying there and contributing to the local economy.ReplyDelete