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Summer 2022

The Paddle Board Challenge

Our last visitors to Croatia were due to arrive so we sailed out of Slano bay and headed 12 nm south towards Dubrovnik. There had been a steady southerly wind blowing for the previous few days, which although it was due to reduce by the evening, would leave behind a nasty residual swell overnight. So […]

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Summer 2022

Slano

The sea was dead flat calm like a mirror and there was an eerie mist over the water as we left Badija and weaved our way through rocks and small islands. Croatia is generally very well organised with navigation aids and thankfully there were plenty of cardinal and isolated danger markers to help us manoeuvre […]

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Summer 2022

The Island of Badija

There are so many beautiful anchorages and interesting towns here in Croatia, I often leave each place with a feeling that it is my new favourite, as I did after spending a few days at Stari Grad. We motored out of the long bay with our course set to travel towards Vela Luka on the […]

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Summer 2022

Stari Grad

Stari Grad is a town on the northern side of the island of Hvar. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe, settled by the Greeks in 384 BC who originally named it ‘Faros’. Today it is known as Stari Grad which literally means ‘Old Town’ The town lies five miles deep into a […]

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Summer 2022

Kids On Board

After a long journey with flight delays, it was midnight by the time our daughter and granddaughters arrived, still full of energy and excitement for a week on board. Their agenda for a fun packed holiday was to go to the beach, play in the sea, have ice creams every day and eat out at […]

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Summer 2022

The Great Wall of Ôstrica

Leaving behind the small island of Krapanj, our next stop was just a few miles on to Uvala Mirine where we anchored in the lovely calm bay surrounded by trees with views of an old medieval defensive wall. It seems to be a popular bay for the locals who were sitting around the rocky ‘beaches’ […]