Travels in Dubrovnik – Day 6

August 26, 2012

This was our last day on the Dalmatian Coast.  Tomorrow we begin the flight back to London Gatwick airport which entails that we spend the night at Zagreb airport and eventually arrive Tuesday morning via Frankfurt.  We must have been mad to have chosen this route but at least it will get us in training for future long haul trips.

To get us limbered up for airport confinement we set off to circumnavigate the Babin Kuk peninsula which was a much longer walk than yesterday’s but not so arduous as the coastal path we followed was pretty level.  Babin Kuk shares the same hump of land as Lapad where we are staying and is also cloaked with trees offering more spectacular views.

The gentle path we followed round Babin Kuk

View of our hotel (Dubrovnik Palace) across Lapad Bay during our walk round Babin Kuk

Cruise Ship moored in Port Cruz on the far side of Babin Kuk

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Travels in Dubrovnik – Day 5

August 25, 2012

Saturday 25 August

This part of my blog should probably be called Travels on the Dalmatian Coast near Dubrovnik because we did not venture towards the walled town.  Instead we took a short walk up a hill and through the trees opposite our hotel which the receptionist told us offered stunning views.  And the receptionist was right.

The path behind our hotel (The grandly titled Dubrovnik Palace)

Picturesque view from path

Lapad Bay with a cruise ship docked in adjacent Port Cruz in background

We returned to the hotel shortly before lunch and I went snorkelling again to cool down.  There are a variety of fish of different shapes and sizes, some with stripes and some with just a single dot near the tail.  I have no idea what they are called but they certainly held my interest.

My companion and I shared a pizza for lunch.  Its arrival was greatly delayed as it smelt like the first offering had been burnt.  When it arrived the second offering was okay.  The waitress asked us how it was and confided that there were problems in the kitchen as the cook had never cooked a pizza before.  But we were in no hurry and spent the rest of the day resting and reading before venturing down to Lapad Bay again for our evening meal.