Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Still here

It's been so hard to blog for two reasons. One, I don't get Internet all the time for my laptop. So, it all depends where I am. The second reason is we received some bad news from back home and I've not felt like being on the computer much. Really, I don't feel like doing much of anything but go home though we've still a few days to finish up here so we'll stick it out.

These photos are still back in Dalmatia with the laze Dalmatian cats, lounging all day long and grooming themselves. There are many churches all over town, they're ancient and beautiful. I wish I could go inside each one but the time is short, as we take care of many things to do with hubby's parents. It's not all fun and games.

We did find a moment or two, this time to go see the Museum of Illusions which was a welcome relief from the duties and the heat outside. It is scorching and the sun is getting to me, making me feel like having heat stroke. It's hard to cool off when it gets that hot. It takes forever. It's not that it's hotter than where we normally live, it's hot there too but not all places have air conditioner that we are so use to.

All these photos are still in Zadar.

I found out later that this is St. Simon church and I wish we'd gone inside to see it better but I do have some pics of it from outside. 

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Sunset and Sea Organ

I so wish that the figs would be ready already but they are not. It may be another month before they are ready to eat but they are so scrumptious that I wish I could have some now. I remember eating them as a kid right off the tree and it was just so special to me because we didn't have those where we lived in the Northern part of Croatia. 

Visiting some family here near Primosten. It's is very nice here but rocky, so rocky that it looks dangerous but there are people swimming all over and they've made their own walkways and steps out of rocks of whatever else they could just so they can get down to this big beautiful Sea.

The sunset was beautiful, reflecting in the water and coloring the trees and everything around it gold. The sun sets here about 8:45 and takes a while to actually get down and fall seemingly into the Sea which is great because it allows us to enjoy it that much longer. 

We end the day by listening to the Sea Organ in Zadar. It's a medley of sea sounds provided by the huge hollow steps built into the sidewalk and it does make lovely music, night or day.  Also there is the Salute to the Sun, the colorful solar panels that harvest the light during the day and then let go at night to make colorful patterns that flash to set timing.

Next day we set off to see more of the town Biograd Na Moru, just means Biograd at the Sea. It's a very cute town with a strip of restaurants one of which we stopped to have a wonderful lunch and of course we did some shopping. Handmade souvenirs and others are everywhere we go and sometimes we'd just like to buy everything we see but that is just not possible. 

Krissy tries out the very popular Croatian Coffe - Franck Kava.