Saturday 14 September 2019

Anniversary days

We celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary on the Friday of our trip - and started the day with a glass of champagne while having breakfast on the hotel restaurant balcony

Then we decided to explore the area which is on the other side of Dubrovnik and caught the local number 6 bus to Babin Kuk.  It only takes about 10 minutes to get there on the bus but was just a bit too far to walk.  This resort is very different to where we were staying, with a larger beach with more water sports and giant inflatables for children to play on. 

It had a much more modern feel to it and whilst I am sure it is a good place to stay, we preferred 'our side' of the city which had much more original charm and character.  The restaurants were definitely more modern and some were quite 'quirky'. I wonder how many times this red guy has been photographed?

We walked along the coastal path a little way, admired the views across the bay

and were joined for a little while by one of the locals

We enjoyed a cappuccino sitting by the beach and then headed back via the harbour where all the cruise liners were docked.  I didn't get to photograph that bit as we suddenly saw our bus approaching the bus stop and had to pick up the pace to get on it!

After lunch in the city 

 How many steps up to the restaurant?

We then visited the church of St Ignatius of Loyola, which houses a version of the  grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

After an afternoon relaxing by the pool, it was time to head back to the city again and have a special anniversary meal



Patio Postcards said...

Belated anniversary wishes - what a wonderful way to celebrate it.

Barbara Eads said...

What a wonderful way to spend your anniversary!! It sure looks like you manage to make the most of your time. I love those old stairways. They always look so mysterious---like you just have to see what's up (or down) there!

Ruth said...

Oh, happy anniversary! Looks like you had a wonderful day. x said...

Belated happy anniversary, you love birds, you! I have a friend who lives in Croatia. She came to the states for a year with her family while her husband, in the Croatian military, attended school here at Ft. Bliss. She was such a sweet gal, and so interested in everything - our language, which she spoke well, and our culture. I would love to visit her someday. Your photos just confirm that it is a beautiful country just as Jazminka described.