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Thread: Sit on Top in Cavtat, Croatia, with Mrs Nick.

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    Default Sit on Top in Cavtat, Croatia, with Mrs Nick.

    My good wife arranged a holiday in Cavtat, Croatia for the joys of sun sea and the old town in Dubrovnik. After looking a various arranged canoe trips we decided to rent our own on the beach in front of the hotel and go at our own pace. Half the price and twice as long. We paddled around the 3 harbours of Cavtat and took about 2 hours.


    Map of the three bays of Cavtat.

    Coming into the first small harbour which has the local boat club, and a lot of small boats. This fiberglass canoe sat on a mooring, was not used in the week that we were there.


    The smallest of moored vessels.


    Small boat club.


    The second harbour, larger boats.


    The second harbour by the bus station at the rear of the village.


    Heading round the point to the main bay of Cavtat.

    On this point was a small beach with a local canoe rental operator. Sea Kayaking Cavtat. He was an internet booking only operation, a little expensive, but appeared to arrange good adventures around the local islands. We decided his expeditions were too long and serious for our backs to survive.


    Beach Bar Little Star.


    coming into the main bay.


    coming into the village.


    mixing in with the big boats, looking for a place to land.


    a small slipway landing spot.


    expedition target achieved, ice cream.


    Louise fantasises about our next boat.


    the village centre.


    a grand villa on the harbour.


    a fishing boat jetty in the main harbour


    The view of the village from the jetty.


    The view from the canoe.

    The village was delightful old Mediterranean, as yet unspoiled by overdevelopment.


    heading out along the second peninsula, this was preserved as natural forest and had a great walk round it.


    round the end of the peninsula and looking down the coast to Montenegro.


    the point of the peninsula, heading back.


    dealing with the wake of passing water buses.


    Back into the hotel bay.

    The next day we went on the waterbus to Dubrovnik. It takes two days to see the old city properly, one for the inside of the city, and one for the walls and old castle beyond the walls. This is a major Game of Thrones site.
    There was a major sit-on-top tour operation in the bay between the city and the castle.


    Fort Lovrijenac


    Dubrovnik Old City


    One tour preparing to go out, one returning.

    A great holiday, with as much sit-on-topping as you want. Magic scenery, loads of history, old and recent. If you are a Game of Thrones fan, fill yer boots.

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    Looks good.
    Thanks for sharing your adventure.
    Big Al.

    Only when the last tree has died
    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb

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    We were going to go on a holiday to Dubrovnik a few years ago and I never thought there would be paddling opportunities. After seeing this I’ll need to add it back onto our list.
    John

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    Lovely stuff Nick.


    After your bagging of the islands of Strangford Lough, are you now working on ticking off all the Seven Seas? Pick your own version of the list!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    Lovely stuff Nick.


    After your bagging of the islands of Strangford Lough, are you now working on ticking off all the Seven Seas? Pick your own version of the list!
    What an education this site is. I never knew there were so many interpretations of the seven seas.
    Big Al.

    Only when the last tree has died
    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    Lovely stuff Nick.


    After your bagging of the islands of Strangford Lough, are you now working on ticking off all the Seven Seas? Pick your own version of the list!
    Too late, been there done them !
    OK, maybe not in a canoe, and I am stretching the limits for the polar seas, Goose Bay in Canada for the Arctic, and Falkland Islands for the Southern Ocean.

    A round the world paddle that touches all seven seas ?

    Think I will stick to exploring Lough Erne.

    Nick

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    Very nice.....a blog viewed with some degree of jealousy at Patterdale Towers where Mrs P has promised ‘next year I’ll come out paddling with you’ for 40 years and has yet to do so.
    A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope - Epictetus

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    Looks like a great spot to do some paddling. I went to Croatia in the mid 70s as a child on holiday. I'm not sure I'd be happy with all the crowds now that descend on the place after GofT was filmed
    in Dubrovnik. Movies have a lot to answer for.

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