Sailing in Croatia 2001

Map showing Croatia Voyage

We returned to Croatia in 2001 (with )  sailing down the coast from just south of Split via the islands of Hvar Mijet and Korula to Dubrovnik.   This was our best sailing holiday ever.  Top moment of the holiday was meeting a whole 'pod' of dolphins.  The stills are not impressive but the video is worth listening to - neither, though, compared with being there.  Lizzie said while watching me edit the video ' I wish we could be there forever'


Dolphins in the distanceDolphins swimming alongside the boat The video


Like previously in Croatia there were some stunning anchorage.  Our favourite island,below,  was Mljet, a beautiful national Park with Salt Lakes and preserved forests

Mijet bay a beauftiful Bay


The girls are now very helpful young sailors.   Kathryn is queen of the ropes and Joanne is happy at the helm for hours and Lizzie is a fender fanatic.  Sailing seems much easier than a couple of years ago.  



Dubrovnik was just as special as I remember it from 30 years ago but with less tourists,  It is a bit hot walking round the walls but nice and cool in the internet cafe.


Here's a picture of the new bridge being built over the Dubrovnik river for Richard

section of cable-stayed girder bridge


Sailing was gentle with a little less than wind than would have been ideal.

Annemarie in the Sun

This was made up for on the last day when storms and lashing rain left me as the only person on deck!

Dave in the Rain

Korcula town.  My best meal of the holiday, Scampi Bosaki? was at the restaurant on the terrace under the trees looking back out to sea.

Korkula Town


All in all a very relaxing holiday!

Dave as skipper taking the strain



Saturday      Makarska on mainland south of split
Sunday         Sukarj on the end of the island of Hvar - a bit of a ferry port
Monday         Orebic on the peljasac peninsular
Tuesday         Polace on the island of Mljet - a beautiful wooded inlet in a
national park
Wednesday     Sipan Luca a quiet island outpost of dubrovnik witth our best meal
of "milk fish" tiny fish that make whitebait look like salmon.
Thursday/Friday      Dubrovnik  we had lunch in the same bay we visited from
Dubrovnik on our cruise 30 years ago!
Saturday/        Mljet and the salt lakes
Monday           Grubby town on Korcula who's name I can't remember
Tuesday/         Korcula    
Thursday         at anchor on the tip of the Peljesac peninsular
Friday             Back to base


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