The following days were spent sleeping away the morning, waking up to swims in the ocean and a cider in hand and watching the gorgeous Croatian scenery pass us by as we travelled to a new town each day.
I can’t even explain waking up, feeling seedy and exhausted but then walking out onto the deck of the boat to the brilliant sunshine and that clear blue water, it’s an instant hang over cure… or almost anyway. Just about every day the boat would anchor down in the ocean somewhere right before lunch and we’d throw the lilo’s into the water, jump off the boat and swim lazily around until the lunch bell rang. That part of the day was the real cure, a swim and then a feed, a damn good combo!
Once we had docked at each town we’d have time to wander around, explore as much as we wanted to or just find a great bar on the beach and keep topping up from the night before.
We stopped at Makarska, Mijet, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Trogir and finished up back in Split. Each town was beautiful, charming and had a unique feel to it.
I especially loved Dubrovnik, the old town was possibly the prettiest place I’ve seen. The history, the architecture, the views of the Adriatic from the city walls – just breathtaking. We wandered along the walls first until we found the cliff side bar we had be looking for, we were quite easily persuaded to enjoy a few drinks and jump off the cliffs into the ridiculously refreshing water. There were little cobbled side streets with markets, delicious fresh seafood at the cafe’s and such a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, I’ll definitely be visiting Dubrovnik again!
The weather was perfect every single day, it was hot whilst not being sweltering and the sea breeze kept us cool in the mornings when we were trying to catch up on sleep from the night before and the water was just perfection.
We even managed to sneak into a national park in Mijet and swim in a gorgeous lake… until a ranger caught us and kicked us out. It was worth it though and we even got this group selfie before being discovered.
I’d say that a week on the boat was long enough, by the end of the 7 days our clothes were damp and the bathrooms were starting to smell a bit and everyone was feeling a bit gross and worn out, despite this though it was still one of the greatest weeks I’ve had. But I guess I say that about everywhere!
Stay tuned for posts about where we went out, the legendary people that we spent our week with and what makes this a must-do trip for all Aussies!