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Isola/Izola, Slovenia

Well, finally we have passed through Croatia and are in Slovenia.  There really is a different feel here.  For one thing, we are back in the land of the Euro, versus the Kuna, which is the name of a small, … Continue reading

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Novigrad and Umag, Croatia

Now that we are on the Istrian Coast, there is a much greater Italian influence.  This is due not just to its proximity, but also because this area was part of Italy from the 1st to the 2nd World War.  … Continue reading

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Biograd, Zadar, and Sali, Croatia

Biograd and Zadar had very similar feels to them, both towns are about the same size, and displayed the more European influence that I am starting to equate with the more northern part of the Dalmatian coast.  Zadar had some … Continue reading

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Trogir and Sibenik, Croatia

While our watch was working on our sail from Makarska to Trogir, I was reading the cruising book as per my normal routine while doing the navigation portion of my shift, to learn more about our destination city.  The book … Continue reading

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Ploche and Makarska, Croatia

Ploche was a fairly ordinary looking town, which was a welcome relief after the hubbub of Hvar’s tourism. As we approached the inlet, the first thing we saw was a huge industrial dock for aluminum and coal, with loading cranes … Continue reading

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Vis and Hvar, Croatia

The island of Vis has been inhabited since the Stone Age. In 397BC, Greek settlers founded a colony there called Issa. In time, Vis became part of the Roman Empire, and eventually came under the control of Venice, which was … Continue reading

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Ston, Croatia

Ston, Croatia is a lovely country town, and a welcome break from the construction zone of Porto Montenegro in Tivat. We motored for 12 hours north up the coast overnight, splitting up the journey into 4 hour watches (we are … Continue reading

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