Sue and I have finished our G Adventures tour and Wendy has joined us for a couple of weeks while we explore Croatia and Slovenia.
The previous post can be found here:https://whereisgrandma.com/2022/05/23/more-of-croatia-split-trogir-and-supetar-island/
Monday, May 16, 2022
Our host at the Marco Polo was kind enough to allow us to check in early so we had the afternoon to explore Zadar. The old part city was a short walk just over the bridge and is different from Dubrovnik and Split. The fortress is now a beautiful park full of huge trees which is unusual in Croatia. The old city is a mix of old and new and it’s obvious UNESCO has no input here. We found the sea organ and sat listening to it while enjoying the view and people watching until the sun salutation started. Both are fascinating! Read more about them here: https://www.zadar.hr/en/experience/history-culture/sea-organ-sun-salutation
Tuesday. We’d spent the previous day wandering and figuring out what to do with our one day in Zadar. We’re all tired of tours but wanted to see an island so we boarded the ferry to Ugljan island. Once in Preko we walked to Kali where we found a tourist office. The nice lady there told us about some hikes we could do and pointed out the way. Off we went. Up, up and up hill and it was HOT. It was a nice walk through olive groves with lots of gorgeous views. The walk down was trickier as the rocky path made it kind of slippery. We made it back to Preko where we had lunch. The sun picked that time to hide and it threatened to rain. We walked to the beach anyway since Preko boasts a real sand beach and we hadn’t seen one yet in Croatia. It really IS a nice area and there was practically no one there. The joys of travel during shoulder season! The sun came out and it was hot again so I jumped in. The water was COLD but of course I told Wendy it was nice. She jumped in and SCREAMED. Of course I laughed. A lot. It was refreshing.
The ferry was 38 kn each and well worth it. Back in Zadar we wandered some more, got an ice cream and sat at the Sea organ, enjoying the “music” and people watching. The organ was much louder today as the sea was choppier. When. a boat producing a large wake goes by it’s really loud.
Wednesday. Another bus took us to Plitvice National Park (Nacionalni park Plitvička jezera) Do you like waterfall pictures? If so, that post is for you! It was hard to choose which pictures to post as they’re all gorgeous.