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Old 29-10-2018, 10:18 AM   #81
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It's a gem of a spot to watch the sun go down over the Dalmatian islands...







The small village of Bol and the "Golden Horn" (spit reaching into the channel) lit by the last rays of the day...







Things are getting late....dark isn't far off and there's 20k's of twisties to go...











Milna had looked good on the map when riffling though the booking.com listings...and we got lots more than we bargained for!!

First the frantic search for the actual place which proved somewhat hidden and took some locals to find, then the family-like welcome by the lady-host who took to her "Australians" like a pack of strays... ....the big carpark up top and 2 huge, super-clean and modern holiday flats, each a showpiece of luxury.

All that, before Milna turned out to be something real special!!
Not just the cute waterfront, good eats and cold beer...





LOVE IT!!






...but wandering up a narrow side-road, there's that unique and deeply haunting South-Dalmatian sound of a male choir sitting outside a small, local pub and raising their voices above the harbour and island....we stop dead and just stand there and listen, hair standing on end.
They call it Klapa-singing...not a single instrument, only harmonies...it's something I last heard 50 years ago and it brought instant tears then....
and does exactly the same now!!


Farkin AWESOME!!

The voices and harmonies just tear you apart...










Standing in a little laneway for 10 minutes listening to THAT was worth the entire trip alone!! :












WOWW!!....Sunny Days Apartments in Milna, Island Brac
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Old 30-10-2018, 01:42 PM   #82
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Realizing that we would need an extra day to complete the "Island-hopping-Loop" via Split/Vela Luka/ Korcula etc. it's back the same way we came, this time with a little more time on our hands.


Milna...and the schoolbus has disgorged a bunch of schoolkids, while the deliveries for the little supermarket get unloaded at the wharf.












Trying for the coastal track past Pustinja Blaca.....






....and back at Vidova Gora for another dose of those glorious vistas.













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Old 30-10-2018, 01:43 PM   #83
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More memories of Yesteryear, a Renault R4...would LOVE one of those nowadays! Back in the ferry port of Sumartin...











Double-take...is that Marty on that scoot?










Markarska on the mainland...with Sveti Jure right above!












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Some inviting shade at Blato, along the coast.
Makes for a quiet and cool lunch spot, too.







Finally, a half-decent pic of the Dingac Tunnel at Potomje, followed by another "happy-cruise" through the vineyards and slopes
towards Trstenik.
















The Bora has buggered off, Trstenik is back to its sleepy calm...and for us it's time to pack.
Another half hour of the Dalmatian Coast for the start tomorrow, then it's off into the mountains of Montenegro via a short stretch
of Bosnia-Herzegovina.


Orrite...I'M DONE HERE!!







OHHH, Trstenik...we'll MISS you!!









The little Trstenik Hideaway
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Old 30-10-2018, 05:14 PM   #85
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OHHH, Trstenik...we'll MISS you!!


Oh yes, we are missing you!!! Such a beautiful area! We gotta come back some time soon!
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