Croatian Islands Of Hvar And Brac

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Date: 8th June 2017


We had a lovely walk along the promenade to the small Harbour in Tucepi where we boarded a boat for the 2 hour trip to the island of Hvar. I’m not the best sailor in the world but the day was idyllic - sunny with gloriously still seas.

Hvar has one of the smallest natural harbours you are ever likely to encounter and we were only there for a brief stop before continuing on to the larger island of Brac.

We were to have lunch on the journey between the islands and we’d pre-ordered with most of us having mackerel served up with the Captain’s home made wine - well that is what our lovely Tour Guide told us. Mind you he did say that you could drink and drink and never get a headache because it was naturally harvested and didn’t contain sulphites which are in most wines these days - and that’s what gives you the hangover not the grape juice! I did not test the theory.

We were followed by a flotilla of seagulls eager to grab the remains of our lunch and my goodness did they swoop and grab but they looked magnificent.

By the time we reached Brac, the weather had changed totally and rain was threatened. Despite this, some of us were determined to get our swimsuits wet - mind you it rained so hard we could have just stood in it to get them wet. But at least I can say I’ve swum in the Adriatic.

The sunny part of the journey - with Bridget and Lani


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