Here we are again. Tuesday, I am to post on my blog. I am heading to Toronto in the morning for the Reading Southern India book club so will not be here to post. I will do it tonight and those who are in another part of the world will be able to read the blog on Tuesday while the rest of you sleep.
September 29, 2012
All too soon our tour is coming to an end. There is still so much to experience in Croatia but it will have to wait until the next time. I will return to Croatia with painters or with small group. I am not sure when but am hoping it will not be too far in the future.
On our last day in Dubrovnik our itinerary was "at leisure". Everyone had things they wanted to do What had we missed in our Dubrovnik experience?
We found a boat trip that went to an island off the coast. It sounded like something that would interest us. Breakfast was once again at Sesame. That mini painting is the view from our table. There were little flies under the table, biting little flies. We enjoyed our breakfast but moved along faster then we had the previous days. Our cruise which was a water taxi, took us to Lokrum Island. The boat left at 10:00 AM. We went to the harbour in the old city and purchased our tickets. At 10:00 we boarded the Dubrovnik “Skala”. The trip was not very long but a beautiful view of the old city walls, the harbour and an amazing cruise ship that was letting down its' boats for those heading to Dubrovnik for a day tour. Many, many little boats!
It was a very hot day so out on the water was a pleasant place to be. On arrival at Lokrun Island we followed the signs to what we thought was Fort Rajski. We ended up at the monastery. We found a quiet restaurant and ordered a coke. Rest and relaxation was the name of this day. If you are going to Lokrum don’t forget to go prepared for some time at the beach. This island seems to be a destination for beach time and there were lovely places along the shore to sit in the sun or swim in the beautiful Adriatic. We walked around the island taking in the sights. The boat was returning to the mainland just as we completed our circle so we boarded and returned to Dubrovnik.
Now what to do? Lunch! We always seem to be sitting, always eating and yes always painting little mini memories. In the square at the gates of the old city you can book tours so we headed there to see what was offered.
Back to you next Tuesday.