The Island of Cres, Croatia

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Croatia has many islands which are easily accessible from the mainland. The island of Cres is about a 2 hour boat ride  from Opatija. We docked at Beli, the oldest village on the island, that is also a wildlife sanctuary. The pebble beach was so inviting with blue water so clean and clear, we decided to right there and not hike up 15 min to the village.

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Rocky sea shores, the smell of salt water, blues skies, the occasional fish (maybe a dolphin?) jumping out of the water. For lunch we had fresh fish, salad, potatoes, and local wine. All that accompanied by our host playing the accordion. Life was pretty near perfection.


All pictures where taken by Sofija Burton with the iPad or Cannon Rebel. Except for the bird pictures, those were taken by Esther Burton. The excursion we took is called Fish Picnic, a really fun experience.

The Island of Cres, Croatia

Croatia Continued

Here are is my Croatia 2000 trip part 2. You can find part 1 here.

First a few pictures taken at my mom’s house with views of the Adriatic sea…


From my mom’s balcony we can see all the way to the nearby port town of Rijeka.027_23A 007_3A 037_33A

Next up are pictures from our visit to a nearby town Mošćenička Draga, the best kept secret in Croatia. A little town south of Opatja. The drive there alone is beautiful, winding close to the shore and through some hills. The town is small, has a beautiful pebble beach, and here comes the best, restaurants right by the water. Below we are eating ice cream at the beach. If I didn’t have free lodging at my mom’s I would probably stay here.

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023_20A 024_21AIt was so relaxing and beautiful. I suggest going there in May as we did; I imagine this place fills up quick during high season.

This concludes my posts on Croatia.

This was probably the last trip I took pictures on film with our Cannon Rebel camera.


Croatia Continued