Hvar, Croatia, from the citadel Spanjola above town. This is from our trip through the Dalmatian Coast last May. I’ve been processing photos to try to upload onto iStockphoto, and going through the ones from Hvar. I love the color of the water!
Looking across the bay at Hvar Town, from the road near [...]
This has to be my favorite building in Omiš, irony in structure. The ultra modern Bank of Zagreb with mirrored windows downstairs, the typical concrete apartment building upstairs.
Omiš is the tidal waters where the uninspiring and beautiful collide in curious contrast. There is a lovely little old town center, topped by an ancient stone [...]
Omiš, Croatia: a view from the Pirate’s Fort.
We’ve been missing home. Our doggie Sadie back at home got hurt and needed stitches yesterday. The couple who are caring for our house and animals are not sure how it happened; they came home and she had a big tear just behind her shoulder. We [...]
We ended our tour of Dalmatia in Hvar, an island with a city of the same name which has had a great deal of press as a destination. It’s known as a place to see and be seen, and comes complete with a sterile looking large resort hotel with a pool that made [...]
Korčula, Croatia, lit by the early morning light.
We keep extending our stay in Korčula. We’d arrived on this island intending to camp here, a brief stop. We drove through several uninspiring campgrounds and found the first one, close to the ferry, to be the best. We had picked up some inexpensive camping gear before [...]
The girls sitting on the walls of Dubrovnik
It’s interesting spending so much time together, the four of us in close quarters. At home, naturally, there are so many other distractions, different directions. School and work take us away from the home, friends offer other company. Even chores involve different spaces. Gardening and cleaning [...]
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The hills of the Pelješac peninsula, home of golden jackals
There are jackals here on the Pelješac. Each night they sing, sometimes very close to the house, on the hills above town. Their song is more of a true howl than our coyotes back home, whose voices rise [...]
Bartulović Winery, Pelješac Peninsula, Croatia
We sought wine yesterday, and our day was charmed. The wine industry in Croatia is flourishing. Here on the Pelješac Peninsula there are vines everywhere, with workers tending them. Ancient and twisted vines, newly planted shoots, bright green grape leaves on hillsides and terraces, contrasting the dark green of forests [...]
The medieval city walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia
We walked the walls of Dubrovnik, following the flow of tourist making the way counter-clockwise around fortress walls encircling the old city in a complete circle. The sun in the clear blue sky illuminated the water and shone orange and red off the rooftops. I shot hundreds of [...]
Dubrovnik walls and harbor
Dubrovnik’s thick walls of stone rise from the water, heavy and stalwart, topped with ramparts and arrow keyholes. The sun breaks through the clouds, illuminating the grey rock of this medieval fortress. Boats loll easily in the harbor, protected and waiting. The city starts to wake, tables are straightened and tended, [...]
Olive oil tasting in Split, Croatia
When John returned from Rome with a car the other day, our first outing was to Split to pick up some camping gear. We’d like to explore the islands and coastline of Croatia, and now that we have a car the additional load of tent and sleeping bags is [...]
Baška Voda on the Dalmatian Coast
John made a trip to Rome to pick up a car, and it feels like freedom. We drove down the coast to a little gem of a town called Baška Voda yesterday. We arrived as the rain from a downpour was running from the streets and dripping from the [...]
The little Dalmatian coast town of Omis sits in a bowl of cliffs. The long, narrow mountains that parallel the Bracki Channel of the Adriatic curve inland at the mouth of the Cetina River, forming a crescent facing the water. The steep walls are faded grey in the sun, dotted with bright green where [...]
Yesterday we visited Mirabella, the pirate fortress above the old town of Omis.
Before leaving to wander, I spent hours researching online schools. Having the specific need of a child in high school who would be returning to the public school system at the end of our journey meant there were not a crowd of [...]
Omis and the pirate fort
Like a turtle pushing its head tentatively from the protection of its shell, we are beginning to take a look around us. We arrived in Croatia with a backlog of work, and our first several days were spent looking backwards or toward setting up a household.
Because we were in [...]