Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Farewell to Korčula

4 May 2009. We are still in Korčula and have made our way round the town, coming out near the old defences and castle wall.

Walking a little further we found we were at the foot of the steps from the fortified gateway that we saw on my previous entry. Moving down the street opposite there was a low ring of stone around a large decorated bowl and we sat on the stone wall whilst I sketched the gateway.

Not one of my best efforts, I have to say, as I made the gateway opening much too big and therefore realised the the steps would have to stop going up! But hey - it passed some time and it is at least recogniseable!

Just a short distance away was the seafront and a view of Ocean Village II from this very attractive area. A large Martello type of tower stood on the opposite side of the road, further defending the approach from the sea and by walking past it we found ourselves back at the spot where the tender boats were pulling in, having walked a complete circle around the city.

The tender boats were bobbing up and down a bit and some of the passengers remarked how rough it was. I sincerely hope they never see a rough sea then, if they thought that was rough! I think I'd have called it slight!

So this concludes our look at Korčula and, indeed, Croatia for this holiday. Tomorrow will see us in Corfu.

Large versions of the photos: cannon, sketch, Ocean Village II, Korčula

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