Journal Entries

I try to do or make interesting things on a regular basis. Here are some words and photos about my exploits.

Cork and Kinsale, Ireland

02-Oct, Cork, 14:00: First Murphy’s stout (so much better than Guinness!) My choice of pub (Clancy’s) for lunch wasn’t perfect, but it’s ok, especially since I was starting to get shaky from hunger. Had chicken ...

Zagreb to Cork, Ireland

09:00, bus to ZAG: Up at 07:20, shower, packed, pastry, tram to bus station. On schedule so far. The three flights are on three different airlines which I booked myself…gulp. (They aren’t responsible for delays ...

Zagreb, Croatia

I know I am way behind on this thing, but being on a boat, or on land but without any functioning equipment, makes it difficult. Finally got to a hostel with free internet and no ...

Plitvice to Zagreb, Croatia

Caught the 06:52 bus (brrr…) and got into Zagreb no problem. Said a quick goodbye to Lucy, who had to catch a train to Slovenia, and headed off to the center and hopefully a hostel ...

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Up at 07:00, breakfast in the Hotel Bellevue dining room (pretty crap for €75/night) and on the trail by the 08:00 opening time. Lucy and I walked on most of the trails in the park, ...

Split to Plitvice, Croatia

The cruise group kinda fell apart this morning. I guess hangovers and imminently departing buses/trains aren’t conducive to tearful goodbyes. Said a hasty goodbye to Farnaz, Dean, and Natasha, just in case, with plans to ...

Makarska, Trogir, Split

Nice night last night having drinks on the deck with some of the folks. Must resist saying “with some of the kids”. ;-) Nothing too wild, though, especially compared to some nights. Up at 07:30, ...

Makarska, Croatia

Camera is now also dead, along with the laptop, GPS, and my patience with this whole endeavour. Cruise is over tomorrow, then I can get off the boat and start fixing this mess. May write ...

Trstenik to Korčula, Croatia

Up early, decided to go for a walk up the hill above Trstenik. Found the winemaker we had visited last night (went to watch the harvest getting crushed and de-stemmed, and to taste some of ...

Dubrovnik to Trstenik, Croatia

09:40: Well… I feel better, physically at least, than I probably deserve. Mentally… been better. Very lazy day, as expected after the spectacle last night. We aren’t going any place of cultural interest, just ...

Mljet to Dubrovnik, Croatia

Been up and on deck since 06:15 watching the sunrise over the islands and mountain ranges. Had two dreams last night, hopefully not prophetic. In the first a group of us (from the cruise) were ...

Hvar to Mljet, Croatia

On the Turkish gulet “Javorka”, somewhere between Hvar and Mljet islands: Yesterday got a little bit crazy, and then a lot crazy. It eventually became clear that we weren’t going to get through on the ...