Friday, July 6, 2007

Js are Ys and the Living is Easy

We arrived in Dubrovnik after the overnight ferry from Bari and into a world where we don't even know how to say "Hello". Surprisingly, a 15 minute swat over breakfast didn't bring us any closer to mastering Croatian.

But for better or worse English is very widely spoken and communicating has been very easy. Actually it's seems easy to do a lot of things in Croatia; like finding a beach belonging on a postcard to swim at, camping by same beach, swimming in crystal clear water, eating great seafood and drinking very good wine.

The coast is dramatic. Rocky, sparsely covered hills rise steeply from the ocean with many islands just off shore. We have had two days riding along the coast via beaches, oyster farms, over passes, along roads lined with vineyards, olive groves and ancient towns.
We sent half a day walking around the old town of Dubrovnik. It was shelled badly during the war. It's a photgrapher's paradise.

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