A few more islands, many steep hills and several more of the ‘most beautiful village of Croatia’.
We also had a half day of River rafting - few rapids but mostly just peaceful floating. I took their advice and left my camera behind so no photos of that.
We were delayed one day by a massive thunderstorm but it wasn’t long before all traces of the rain disappeared with the sun. Otherwise great weather though a bit warm at times for the regular bikers.
On our 2nd last night we docked in Split and had a city tour of Diocletian’s palace. Diocletian was a Roman emperor who was the first one to ‘retire’ rather than be assassinated as was the tradition. He built the palace as a retirement home. It looks a bit run down now which is understandable since it is 1700 years old.
In the central piazza we came across a group of musicians playing for some traditional dancers.
The island of Solti is known for its honey and we visited a third generation bee keeper for an interesting talk.
Here he is with a photo of his father and grandfather.
Although this area is called Dalmatia we still haven’t seen a Dalmatian dog - perhaps in Dubrovnik, where we’re headed after we leave the ship tomorrow.