Monday October 10 at Klis Fortress

The Klis Fortress known as Tvrđava Klis in Croatian is a medieval fortress situated above Klis the village. The city of Mareen in Game of Thrones was filmed here. We lost count how many stairs it took to walk the whole fort but it was a lot.

Jim at the top
Phyllis in the tunnel

Monday October 10 in Zadar

Our first leisurely morning. After a delicious breakfast buffet we walked down to the Glass Museum where we had a glass blowing demonstration which reminded me of my days at Santa Monica College and my glass blowing classes. Those were the days.

Antiquities from 1st & 2nd centuries

Next we visited the fine arts gallery displaying evocative installations called Make Them Face The Truth

Our next stop was the Architectural Museum with well-displayed exhibits.

Book of unsure material -bone maybe?
Fibula used to fasten clothing
A cult vessel

And then there were the parting shots around town

Hunter Moon tonight in Zadar

After a delicious meal at Pet Bunara we walked over to two local attractions – Monument to the Sun and Sea Organ both designed by local architect Nikola Bašić. Fun to watch and listen

Hunter Moon and planets/stars
Pedestrian bridge

Sunday Oct. 9 Lake Plitvicka to Zadar

It was a chilly and overcast morning when we started walking the lake trails at 8am. I spent over 3 hours walking through forest and lakes often with the trail to myself in quiet contemplation. It was grand. Trees stretched themselves to water’s edge giving their leaves a sip. Roots wove lazy patterns and leaves fell and crunched under foot.

October 7 – parting shots in Trogir

Wall drawing
St. Lawrence Cathedral
St. Lawrence Cathedral from the back

At noon we head back to Agana Marina to clean the boat and pack up so we can turn the boat in tomorrow morning. Next on the itinerary are a few days in Zadar before flying home.

Tuesday in Split

Jim and I took the ferry from Milna to Split so he could tour Diocletian’s Palace. Our tour guide Vinka took us through the cellars, the mausoleum and through the palace grounds.

Walks constructed with huge limestone interlocking blocks
Limestone pipe segments with make female flanges carved out
Carved capital atop a limestone pillar in the mausoleum
Alter for Virgin Mary in the mausoleum

Monday October 3 in Milna on Broc island

After grabbing chocolate and marmalade croissants (and sandwiches) we left the dock at 6:25am. It was an easy motor sail over to Broc island. We watched a vivid sunrise emerge, spotted a couple dolphins off in the distance and spent the morning relaxing.

Tomorrow Jim and I plan to take a high speed ferry over to Split on the mainland so he can do a tour of Diocletian’s Palace.