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post #181 of 199 (permalink) Old 14-05-2019, 17:04
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I detest the smell of smoke as well Jean, can smell a smoker at 20 paces I also dislike strong coffee .

What an adventure you are having and all on your ownsome, so brave.
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I'd a caravanning couple (shhh!) from Huddersfield behind me and they invited me to share their meal - what a lovely gesture. We had great craic, and again last night when I invited them to the site bar for a drink (I changed into my thermals when I discovered it was open air, and was very glad of it!)

I came on up to Šibenik today and for the 1st time in a very long time I'm not on a site - it's a parking area that uses to be a resort apparently.

What a lovely wee town - the same very narrow, climbing streets - and coming down with churches! Their main one built in the middle ages with no mortar, just well-fitting stones. And I discovered one looking very similar to the one in Ljubljana (where they were on their knees, forehead to the floor, time and again) It had been Koptic Christian; same shaped swing doors hiding the altar on the other side.

I'd used Google maps to show me how to get from here to the TO. Managed to get lost several times, and at one stage was walking up n down the same stretch of road trying to make sense of it! At one stage I came to a set of vertiginous steps made out of the rock face, all different depths (but all deep!) and with a loose rope bannister to get down to the water's edge. That's the 3rd time I've turned away from steps - it's not the going up that bothers me, it's the going down and the fear of pitching head first! I think that must be a sign of age 😕

On the way back I just kept by the water till I couldn't any more - and found myself back at the van within a couple hundred metres! Much easier, tho perhaps not so interesting.

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1. Thought this was interesting in Trogir - do you think it's a fraud?!
2. Peaceful coffee onsite before leaving Trogir
3. Beautiful Šibenik
4. It just goes down and down...
5. Some local worthies immortalised on the church walls.
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I'd a very interesting morning - which usually denotes a disaster!

I set to go to a little place in the middle of Vodice. I knew it wasn't a big place and it was at the end of a 1-way cul-de-sac. 1st I missed the entry, went in the next one. Then had to negotiate past a parked lorry with about 2" either side. Gate was closed at the end so I walked in - very close pine trees with leaning trunks and lots of piles of cut branches around. Then the owner appears on the balcony to say he's closed, they're having work done. He doesn't speak any English and I have no Croatian, but I get the jist. So... I can't reverse past the lorry then directly on to a main road. So I ask can I come in and turn around... What a carry-on!! I'd to shift piles of branches, keep getting out to check front/rear corners, and at one stage the awning was within an inch or less of the leaning trunks. He just waltzed off n left me to it! By the time I got out n closed his gates there was another, impossible to pass, work lorry but he was on the scene and made way by parking properly.

Next possibility sounded like a CL, just 6 vans, so thought I'd better ring - no reply. I'll try it anyway... it was a turn into a very narrow access to a house really, so passed on that too.

Ended up on an ACSI site at Tisno which is pretty soul-less to be honest. View to die for but nobody there n lots of noisy work going on. I'd assumed with it being the weekend it would be hooching and was prepared to dislike it for that reason!! Serves me right!

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Oh dear Jean what a dreadful day.

All those problems as you move about and then having to suffer a view like that.

How do you cope.

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Ah well, somebody's got to do it Doug!

On top of all that, I've just realised I'm not on the ACSI site I thought I was on. Explains why it's a bit throughother. But the view is wonderful.

Though I'm in my thermals to enjoy it, and just about to give up. (that was written last night but no internet to go)

Brought the bike round the coast to Jezera and may do a circular route inland if I can get the tourist office open for a better map.

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Who's that sticking their tongue out, is it to you or that horrible looking strong coffee on the table.

I think this strange weather is everywhere Jean, yesterday was cold and wet, today is a summers day with doors and windows being left open.
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It's all part of the joys of motor homing Jean. Far less problems and difficulties to helping all these widows out here. I will explain later if you can spare 24 hours.

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Coffee was gorgeous!! I'd say the coffee in Croatia is consistently better than anywhere else I've been.

In fact it started to rain (those big plops) n the TO never did open - they all lie!

So I gave up n cycled home. When I put the bike on max assist I fairly fly home!
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Coffee was gorgeous!! I'd say the coffee in Croatia is consistently better than anywhere else I've been.

In fact it started to rain (those big plops) n the TO never did open - they all lie!

So I gave up n cycled home. When I put the bike on max assist I fairly fly home!
Do we all say that when we are miles away from our bricks and mortar home?

Whether it was the caravan or the motorhome We have always referred them as home when away.

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My daughter's BF gave me a wee plaque, now hanging on the rack above the sink - 'Home is where you hook it up' - very appropriate.
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