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Oct 24, 2019 - Mjlet and Korcula

(Lois writing) 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,...

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May 22, 2019 - Free time to STOP

Very relaxing morning - Free time to sleep in! Then David and I walked the medieval town and took a picnic lunch to sit by the water front. At 3.30 pm, the group had a scenic coastal cruise of this old port town. It was so relaxing. Passed the large Franciscan monastery, where there are now only 2 monks in residence. The Island is 30 kms long, and down the other end, we landed and enjoyed a traditional dinner of fish or steak in the home of a local resident, sitting under his pergola covered with grape vines. Early to bed.

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70 Canals 2019

May 21, 2019 - Will we/won’t we

On the road again - well actually the water, on the Ferry back to the mainland. Up at 5 am, breakfast 6 am and departure 7 am! The morning sun (yes, that’s correct, please note the word SUN - it’s shining today!) glistening on the clear dark blue water of the Adriatic Sea. It was so beautiful. (the sun disappeared about an hour later, and cloud and wind persisted) Heading to Bosnia Herzegovina - this country is a tripartide controlled by Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia. Saw the commencement of a bridge across the sea between Croatia to Bosnia....

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70 Canals 2019

Sep 29, 2018 - Nothing to Wine about here on Korčula

September 28-29, 2018 Lumbarda, Island of Korcula (Croatia) Nothing to wine about here on Korčula After a couple of days there, it was time to split Split (you knew that one was coming). Croatia has 1,244 islands, islets and crags. 48 of them are inhabited. (Note: A crag is a rugged rock or cliff face. If it juts up out of the sea, it gets to be called an offshore crag. Thank you for that little tidbit from Wikipedia, the source of all known and knowable information, although not always true). We knew that our time here wouldn’t be...

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Sep 24, 2018 - Yet more anchorages and historic towns

Wednesday 12 September Enjoyed a passage from one island to another and even got a proper sail in – yippee (I haven’t done my stats yet but I know sailing time this season is going to be miserable). Anchored in a lovely little cove on Otok Korcula, one of the fingers of Tri Otaki. Thursday 13 September In the morning moved to the other side of the channel and anchored off an island which provided shelter from the winds. Whilst waiting for the wind to subside and change direction Gen gave a go at fishing and within no time caught four fish,...

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our 2018 adventure

Sep 22, 2018 - Korčula - Day 1

We dialed it back today, after 3 pretty hard riding days in a row. Our total distance was down to 20.5 miles and we didn’t have any serious climbs. Our route stayed along the shore for the most part and as we pedaled from our hotel in Korčula town to the cute little resort of Račišće, it seemed that every twist and turn brought another small harbor and cluster of oceanfront homes. In Račišće we had our constitutional afternoon beer and enjoyed the lovely view and Mediterranean air. Our run back to the hotel was equally stunning. Korčula...

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May 31, 2018 - Island Korcula

Split is such a cool city we don’t want to leave yet. We haven’t even scratched the surface. We stayed in the area of town known as Diolectian’s palace. However we had an early 7:40 ferry to catch so we just had a few minutes to take some pictures before we headed out on our 3 hour ferry to the island of Korcula. The island is beautiful! We knew right away we wanted to jump into that crystal clear water. While checking into our rental, we asked our host where the nearest beach was and she pointed to one just down the street. Perfect! We...

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Venice/Croatia

Oct 10, 2017 - Korcula, Croatia

Today was the day we both anticipated and dreaded at the same time. A cycling wine tasting tour. First of all Korcula is an island in the Adriatic Sea with very few flat areas. Our guide, John said that there were only two hills to climb and the rest was fairly level. I gues he was correct, the first hill took 30 minutes to climb, the second 45 minutes. At least that's what it felt like although the grades were sometimes greater than other times. The fun part were the long downhills. I have got to say though that I forgot how much my butt...

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Adriatic Cruise

May 22, 2017 - Korcula

Monday: Time in Korcula was limited to less than one day so we made a point of getting an early start to explore the historic Old Town. The island of Korcula is not as glitzy as Hvar but the medieval quarter which pokes into the sea on a picture-perfect peninsula is an absolute gem. Unlike most medieval towns which are a complicated maze of streets and lanes, Korcula is precisely planned like a fishbone with a wider main street off which branch tiny lanes like the fish's ribs. This street plan is designed to catch both the breeze and the...

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May 16, 2017 - Korcula

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 This morning we had breakfast outside - on the windy side of the island! The sun was shining though and it was not cold. We had to hold on to our glass of orange juice and certainly our napkins. We were nearly the only ones who dared to eat there. The rest of our group members went further into town to find a place where they could eat in a calmer atmosphere. At 10 am we met and walked over to the bike shop where we rented bikes for all of us. The weather was gorgeous and it started to get hot already. Our bike ride...

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May 15, 2017 - Dubrovnik to Korcula

Monday, May 15, 2017 An easy morning as we are not leaving until 11 am. Chatting with our group leaders during breakfast who asked us about Canada and told us more about Croatia and Slovenia (where Prim is from). Our private small bus arrived at the right time and we started our journey to Korcula. We drove along the coast and had beautiful vistas out on the Adriatic sea and scattered islands. The weather was beautiful again and the sunshine made the water shine. After about an hour we stopped in Ston which is a small town where we walked...

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May 15, 2017 - Dubrovnik to Korcula Island

Time to leave Dubrovnik and see the rest of Croatia! Monday morning our group gathered after breakfast for the trip to the island of Korcula. The first leg of the trip would be by private van, followed by a public ferry over to the island which lies right off the Croatian coast. On the way, we stopped at Matusko Winery, where we had a tour and tasting. They had a nice spread of cheese and crackers as well as some interesting wines. We purchased a bottle of cherry brandy for later. After being in the city for a few days, it was a nice change...

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