After catching a bus and a short ferry ride we arrived in Dubrovnik with great anticipation. It is the one place you see on all the travel shows. It was also the main focus of the war that destroyed a major part of the city that finished in 1995. The scenery was truly out of this world. We have never seen such clear azure seas. Croatia is very clean including all the waterways and the seas. Dubrovnik shows little signs that they suffered in the war. The rebuilding that has gone on is amazing to say the least. We managed to find some photos of the bombed and destroyed streets and being there to see the renewal was incredible. All the buildings in the old town have always had the same orange tiles. So many roofs were destroyed they had to find other countries to supply them, like Italy. You can tell the rebuilt ones as they are different shades of orange. The old town where we stayed is a walled city. Staying in there was a strange experience. We did not venture out on foot until the last night. The place is thriving once again and full of tourists. Just as well it is not summer. The boat harbour is the place to be to feed the fish.(Nick and Adam wishing we had rods to catch them).
Right through Croatia the sea life is so abundant. We walked for nearly 2 hours around the wall one morning. That was incredible. It would have to be the best walk we have done around a walled city. From the sea views to see exactly how the city was built was very special. The city is so squashed in with very narrow lanes. It is a great feeling in Croatia everyone is friendly and most speak English. This would have to be the easiest travelling we have done. After the wall walk we boarded an old boat to travel to the Elafiti Islands. We visited 3 of them. That was fun having time to swim , have coffee and icecreams and of course to marvel at the scenery. On board they cooked up a delicious seafood lunch that was so tasty We are so lucky to have experienced all this. Back to the mainland to watch lots of kids jumping off very high rocks into the ocean. A little scary for us. There were a few Australians in there as well. I recckon our daredevil Paul would have done that too.. We would have done it but we did not bring our bathers.