Tag Archives: 2017

Istria continued 

I spent the days whilst Liz was in the UK getting the boat ready for our guests. As we were going to be based  in the Pula area for the next two weeks, I also went into Pula to suss … Continue reading

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Back in Istria

We left Skradin about 10.45am on Monday morning having waved Ingrid and Jan Olav off on their bus to Split and for us to make our way north to Pula as Liz needed to go home to the UK for … Continue reading

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A tale of three national parks

After a lovely peaceful evening in Soline, we motored 10nm to the Telašcica National Park where the mooring buoys are free but they charge you around £50 to enter the park! Still, it was a beautiful place to sit out … Continue reading

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Zadar and Soline

We decided that we would go over to Zadar town to meet Jan Olav and Ingrid off the bus Tuesday lunchtime.  This meant we needed to catch the 10.20am ferry from Preko (which means opposite by the way) so there … Continue reading

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Preko, Otok Ugljan

An early start on Sunday to make our way down towards Zadar in order to meet Ingrid and Jan Olav, Liz’s cousins on Tuesday. During the night the wind had got up to over 20 knots in the anchorage, which … Continue reading

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Welcome to Croatia – or possibly not!

Spoiler alert – the first part of this post is a bit of a rant. We left Venice Lagoon around midday and although we had to motor sail, we had a cracking journey over to Umag with an hour or … Continue reading

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Venice – amazing experience and now Croatia!

We had three days in Venice and took full advantage of our travel card on the vaporetti (water buses). Although it is expensive at €40 for 72 hours, it’s a lot cheaper than the water taxis or gondolas. It probably … Continue reading

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San Marino and Rimini

San Marino is reputed to be the oldest constitutional republic in the world, having been founded in around 300AD. It is a tiny country but fascinating with its castle and towers. Being some 700m up on a craggy hilltop, The … Continue reading

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Ravenna

As we are planning on being based in Rimini for a few days, we took the opportunity to catch a train, for the princely sum of less than €10 each return, to Ravenna, an hour north. At one time Ravenna … Continue reading

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Engine problems resolved and now in Rimini

Having been unimpressed with Ortano, we decided to leave after breakfast. We bled the system again to ensure that there was no air in the fuel as the engine was still very hot when we did it the night before. … Continue reading

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