Croatia and Greece Fall 2019 travel blog

I love the looks of this ketch

Hvar in the morning light

Our room on the boat

In the harbor in Stari Grad

Two of our group deep in discussion

Standing in a dinghy is usually not advised

An ugly chandelier made of Venetian glass

A typical city street

A bit of whimsy

A local cat making himself comfortable

The local super market

Singing group performing on board our ship

John writing

This morning our ship left the town of Hvar and sailed around the west end of the island of Hvar on our way to the town of Stari Grad. On the way we stopped in a small bay to let people swim. Although the water temperature is about 75 degrees, the air temperature was only about 65 degrees so I wasn’t tempted to dive in. Lois, however, was the first in, and swam a lap around the boat. While we were still under way, they served lunch which was the usual five course meal. Soon after we tied up to the dock, we met our local guide who took us on a walk around town. There are 3,700 year-round residents, and the town has many fewer tourists than Hvar because larger ships don’t fit in the small harbor. The town tour included a large “house” that a wealthy man built to house himself and those less fortunate. I found it much more interesting than another large church. This evening before supper, we had a male quintet entertain us with a selection of old Croatian folk songs. They were great. Tomorrow we sail to the mainland.

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