Day 27. 13th August – Dubrovnik

On another lovely day on the Adriatic Sea  we left Orebic and headed for Dubrovnik passing the 2nd longest stone wall in the world at Ston. 7.4klm and it looks pretty impressive.

Holiday traffic was still prolific so we pulled into Slano for the regulatory morning tea of coffee and cake. This place was lovely, a nice resort with some beautiful boats in the inlet and surprisingly uncrowded. This would be my pick of ‘stay for a while’ locations so far.

And so to Dubrovnik with its crowds of tourists and hundreds of cafes and double the prices of anywhere else in Croatia. We lugged our gear up a hundred stairs to our lovely room and took a wander down the hill to the Old Town.

Some places require a guided tour to get the most from during a short stay and to hear the story. So we did the Walls and Wars walking tour of the walls of the Old Town – 2klms of continuous stairs and 2.5 hours of great commentary by our Croat guide who had no time for the Serbs who’d had a good shot at destroying the Old Town during the ‘Homeland Conflict’ as she put it.

I took lots of pics. These from ground level.

And these from the walls.

Today was a relatively short travel day of 110klms. Tomorrow it’s on to Italy.

Day 17 Dubrovnik 110k

I notice i’ve omitted to include the travel maps in my last post so here they are from BioGrad to Orebic via Makarska – 310klms all up.


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