Next stop, the beautiful Otok Krk, Croatia – Island of Krk!! We pay the 35 kuna (AUD 7) toll to cross the 1.4km long bridge from mainland to the island.
Zadar, the main city of northern Dalmatia, was damaged by bombs during 2nd World War and by Yugoslav rockets in 1991 – but it has been rebuilt and restored retaining much of its old flavour and controversially new modern buildings.
It’s difficult to find enough superlatives for the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Our day visit was a wonderful, memorable & peaceful experience. Plitviče Lakes National Park is a 295-sq.-km forest reserve in central Croatia. It is known for a chain of 16 terraced lakes, joined by a series of breathtaking waterfalls and cascades.
We continue our adventure heading north, experiencing the amazing Adriatic coast and it’s beaches and historic cities.
Driving north along the Dalmation Coast there is the attractive little village Ston, a traditional centre of oyster and shellfish cultivation. Nearby, our AutoCamp Prapratno is at the little cove, with same name, on the seashore amongst the pinewood and olive groves. The pebbly beach has crystal clear water.
Driving east from Pompeii to Bari (Italy’s east coast with a ferry to Dubrovnik, Croatia waiting for us) we detour slightly through the town of . . . .
It’s deserted today because it’s a public holiday but we find only McDonald’s open for lunch and it is full of people.!!
A special highlight was our small group tour of the Amalfi Coast! Our gorgeous Italian guide was passionate and as we traveled the narrow, twisty cliff-top roads, we made several stops for photos of the breathtaking views!! Mark with our guide a the fresh fruit roadside stall!!
After a few hours drive south of Rome, Bruce nestles comfortable between the trees in Camping ZEUS. . . . 100m from the Pompeii ruins with Mount Vesuvius peacefully looking down on him.