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Off to the beach

Day 25 & 26 - Rovinj, Croatia

sunny 30 °C

Day 25 – Friday 10th

Moving again, but this time no packing up. We all had a lie-in apart from Dad who returned to a local spot to finish his painting. Took the ferry back to the mainland, picked up the car and moved on to Croatia. We’re staying in Rovinj in Istria. When we arrived, the replacement tent tube still hadn’t arrived from the UK so we put the tent up without it, making a few improvisations to compensate. The campsite is a bit holiday camp like – in an old Yugoslavian style – but it’s well organised with great facilities (including the crucial tennis court) and is right on the beautiful coast. The sea is so clear and we will be snorkelling! Had a meal at the campsite restaurant watching the amazing sunset with one eye and the Olympics on the bar tv with the other.


Day 26th – Saturday 11th

A lovely lazy day. The boys played tennis, Kate and Mum bought a lilo and went snorkelling in the really warm sea – lots of fish! At 8pm we took the boat taxi over to Rovinj town (about 10 minutes). What a jumping place! So many people and no British at all – mainly Croatian but some Italian, German and Dutch. We had a wander about and some food, Mum and Dad had a cocktail, and were serenaded by some traditional Croatian festivities – very loud wailing, singing, dancing and bagpipes. Suddenly all feels very eastern Mediterranean.

Craig taunting Tom with their latest tennis match score (a very rare victory for the old man)

Posted by katebolshaw 07:32 Archived in Croatia

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SO great to hear that you're all having such a great time - sounds like the tent situation is holding up (punny aren't I?) and the bed situation is sorted. The blog before the big gap was like a cliffe-hanger in a soap.

Love the sound of Umbria and Venice. Be honest - did your Dad sing the cornetto advert on a gondola? (I would've).

Take care you lot - Croatia sounds fab!
John x

by John

Great to have the blog back again. You are certainly going to some very interesting places. Whilst I am writing this comment,guess what,it's raining again!!!
Did you enjoy the Olympics? I thought we did a cracking job as did Team GB and the BBC for their coverage. Enjoyed every minute of it.
Croatia sounds fabulous and I am sure you will enjoy Slovenia. Who is now winning the Bridge Tournament ? All that sun,food and drink. What more would a person want.
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Take good care of yourselves.
Love to all

by Dave

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