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Old 27-10-2018, 01:46 PM   #66
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Home-run along the coastal hillsides....






The narrow coastal road through the vineyards between the Dingac Tunnel and Trstenik...the vines are so heavy that the fruit sits + bakes on the asphalt!






Was that a flash and rumble up there? Makes the hair stand-up, too.
Time to get under roof, maybe?
Boy, that was TIGHT!!



The wall of rain even starts before the almighty squall and massive rush of air that makes things fly around the neighbourhood and rattle the crap out of anything not bolted tight.

Don't know if that BBQ chimney is weather-proof, though





And so start two and a half days of Bora that not just whitecap the normally calm Mediterranean waters, but at times even make it foam up. The gusts are
ferocious and temps drop 10-15C within 10 minutes.
It certainly tries to : " BLOW THE HOUSE DOWN"

BORA!!....WOZZAT??




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Old 28-10-2018, 12:53 PM   #67
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Trstenik/ Peljesac (Croatia) -> Mljet Island -> Trstenik


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The island of Mljet....and a monastry-on-an-island-on-an-island.


Impressive....the Grgich Winery Estate before a sea of whitecaps whipped up by the howling gusts.
No complains though, the sun is out, temps have dropped drastically overnight to a nippy morning....and the tiny single-laner curling along the hillside towards
Zuljana is a little gem.
One just has to hang onto the bars a bit harder and stay about the middle of the road to ride-out the hammering gusts.





A little loop through the backblocks, just for a snoop, and up the mountain and down the road to the ferry at Prapratno.





We still have to learn to pass all traffic and line up at the front





She' a'blowin!!










The local soccer-"stadium" at Polace, Mljet's northern end....





....which is all National Park


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Old 28-10-2018, 12:54 PM   #68
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hpekspres....Hrvatska post express I guess, the colour alone makes it a quick, little delivery van.






Another little boat ride gets us across the lake to the small island with the 12th century Benedictine Monastry and the Church of St. Mary.









































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Island traffic is a bit slower...














Interesting construction....pull the wall under, then buttress the outside






What a gorgeous little place !!



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Old 28-10-2018, 12:56 PM   #70
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If they're not crowding the soccer-stands , the good folks of Polace
hang out around here....





Time for a late lunch at the waterfront watching the odd dinghy breaking its mooring and drift past....





...as long as it's not the Big Dinghy over there!!









Local car+scooter hire...LOVE the name!






What a sweet, old, lazy day along the Dalmatian Coast.
Did we have another bottle of that Plavac around?
Feet Up!!







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