The food on the boat has been amazing - varied and of excellent quality. We will not lose weight on this cruise. The other people in our group are all really nice, though it took me until last night to finally learn everyone's name.
We cruised up the Dalmation Coast and spent Wednesday night anchored in a cove of Mjlet Island, next to a village named Pomena. One third of the island is a national park, and a few hundred people live there. Our morning activity was a short out-and-back hike (1 Km each way) to an inland lake, and then a short boat ride to St. Mary's Island in the lake. On the island is an old (12th century) Benedictine monastery. It was good to get out there. The boat is totally solar powered, paid for by the EU and designed by Croatians.
In the afternoon, we cruised up the coast to the town/island of Korcula. This is a beautiful area with buildings that date back to the 16th century. Unfortunately this means touring several old churches, and it doesn't tell us anything about the lives of the average citizens. I would rather "tour" all the gelato stands for some serious taste testing. However, to do this I would have to skip one of the delicious meals served by our chef. The sea here has amazing visibility. It might be a great place to scuba dive, but I don't know if there is much sea life to look at. Tomorrow we are going to stop for a swim break on our trip north. The water temperature is 76 degrees and the air temperature is forecast to be about 80 degrees.