Calm sea and prosperous voyage

…at least, I hope so. In any case Mendelssohn is just perfect for this morning. In Croatia, travelling north you have to set off early to get up some miles before the northerlies kick in. But at 6 am the seas are glassy. Dalmatia hereabouts is littered with islands, low, wooded and mostly uninhabited. They glow in the soft dawn light.

r089Last night’s anchorage was memorable – a secluded bay in a national park, sandy bottom (the bay’s, not mine) and utter silence. Retrieving the anchor this morning I was able to do staged flaking, 10 metres at a time, and it was easy. No manual hauling and the remains of my lumbar spine saved for another day.

Now the town of Sali is abeam and its red tiled roofs seem to be afire. Trawlers are making their way into harbour. Mr Ford is purring and, with a heady brew of coffee, so am I.




2 thoughts on “Calm sea and prosperous voyage

  1. Lynne Henderson
    June 10, 2014 at 07:34

    Hi John, I haven’t kept track of your travels and was delighted to learn you were in Croatia. My husband and I, my sister and brother in law, Rick Scott-Murphy, sailed the beautiful coast, islands (Kornati Islands) of Croatia last June. We were on Trilogy. She will eventually be sailing back to Australia but this August/September we will join her again in Turkey.
    The trip through Russia must have been marvellous. Better last year than the current year!
    I remember Sali, Sibenik, Zadar and Trogir. Etc A trip ashore to the Plitzjive Lakes was a great taste of wild Europe.
    Smooth sailing, LH.

    1. June 11, 2014 at 20:54

      Lynne, perhaps we will meet up further down the line – We’re in Venice at the moment, heading back to Croatia Montenegro and Albania in the next month or so. Fair winds

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