Distance: 28 miles, Climbing: 2210 feet
FACTOID: Korcula is another of the legendary home towns and birthplaces of Marco Polo. Korcula is the 6th largest island of Croatia.
We started off the day biking from the hotel. This was the first day we did that. Normally we have been ferrying to the start or going by van.
The first part of the ride was along the coast and was out and back. It was pretty flat.
We passed through a number of small towns/villages along the water.
We stopped to rest at the turn aroundů.
The Queen rests with Ping - our 6'7" biking friend. He had to bring his own seat and seat post.
The King and Queen at the port of turnaround.
And got to play some bocci.
The water was very clear at all the little harbors. There were no fancy boats at any of these little harbors.
The Queen is posed in front of one of the many churches we passed.
This is a view of the town of Korcula from the road as we headed back.
The beach down the hill in front of the hotel was empty. I assume it is very busy in the summer.
We had lunch in Korcula at the Konoba Nona Korcula down the hill from the hotel. It was very good. After lunch the Queen went on a bike ride to the beach to swim and the King explored the town of Korcula. It is a walled medieval fortress city.
The city is small and has very small streets.
The Cathedral of Saint Mark is located in the center of the city at the highest point.
The King went in and climbed the stairs to the top where the views were very nice.
It was a very clear day.
From the top I could see a nice boat parked at the dock on the other side of city.
Although I could not be sure it looked like the boat we had been on two years ago when we did a bike and boat tour with the Queen's friends Don and Jean. The tour went from Rome to Nice, France. When I went down I walked over to it and it was the same boat - La Belle del l'Adriatique.
At night we took the van up to the top of the mountain where we would have dinner at the Agrotismo Grubinjac. The views were supposed to be spectacular but we got there after the sun was down and all we could see were the lights of the town below.
We were served the Dalmatian traditional `peka' - slow cooked meat and vegetables over an outdoor fire in a bell shaped pot. We were again treated to homemade grappa. There was always an abundance of alcohol on this tripů.wine and/or beer at breakfast lunch and dinner. We had a traditional Dalmatian dinner.
Our guides with the cook and owner.