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07-09-09, 09:44 #11
07-09-09, 09:45 #12
Great pics, Bart. What was the weather like during your 4 weeks? Did you find the marinas crowded?
07-09-09, 10:09 #13
Bart, thanks for a lovely post. Those are wonderful photos, and tell a story of you having a great holiday. Fantastic stuff!
I have only been to Dubrovnic once, a couple of years ago, in a chartered boat. It's a beautiful city and it was nice to see your pictures. I also covered some of the same places as you - Korcula, Brac, Hvar, Vis, etc. All beautiful
You picture of m/y A was stunning too. Top marks to her owners for not being sheep and following the superyacht circuit around Capri/July, Costa Smeralda/early August, Cote D'Azur late August. A was nowhere to be seen!
Mikef, when I visited Split Marina there were lots of berths and it was quite a nice place. The marina I was at in Dubrovnic was very full. Apparently most marinas are full on Saturday because it's rental boat changeover day, so don't be fooled by the fact they look empty midweek.
07-09-09, 12:30 #14
here you can find some info on the croatian weather
this year we had extremely good weather
we have been able to go out with the boat almost every day (SS max 3)
temperature alway's 30 - 34
when you have Bora (nord wind) usually the weather is bad for 2 or 3 day's (very windy)
on average, every two weeks you can expect some windy weather.
but this year apart from 2 local thunder storms it was 4 weeks very good.
remember in the adriatic the weather can change very quickly, and very local
so we alway's look at the forecasts
ones we saw it raining and thunderstorm at 5nm, and we were sun bathing behind another island.
07-09-09, 13:19 #15
Thanks, Bart. I know about the thunderstorms and the Bora. I'm guessing that the summer weather may not be quite as predictable as the W Med
07-09-09, 13:23 #16
07-09-09, 13:39 #17
Dubrovnic is "expensive" compared to the smaller croatian villages and city's,
but is really cheap compared to popular places in SOF.
you have to find the small local restaurants outside Dubrovnic,
some of them are delicious and really cheap.
cost of living is cheaper then Belgium, so for shure cheaper then france.
maybe a little more expensive then Spain.
every year it is more crowded, but still a very nice athmosphere
Stradun in old town Dubrovnic is always very busy, but alway's very nice.
due to the distant location the very far end of the Croatian coats, there is no mass tourism
I am curious if you can make it with the bike till down under to Dubrovnic,
actually my brother in law and his friend did it this year (over 2000 km one way)
pls let us know if you made it that far
07-09-09, 14:27 #18
Bart - many thanks for a brilliant post: just the thing to lift the spirits on a grey Monday!Itis apis spotanda bigon etoo
07-09-09, 15:08 #19
Great post and fab pix.
I have been to loads of the places you mentioned, incl that restaurant you photographed.
As a matter of interest is the restaurant still open that is in the site of the old Nav School in old town Dubrovnic? Had most fab fish ever in there.
07-09-09, 17:09 #20
Really pleased that you found the Green Cave, Bart.
Looks like a great trip, good luck.