The water was crystal clean and shimmered like an opal. A short wander in the town did not distract us long before we were diving into the sea. So warm and clear! So exciting was the prospect of exploring this tropical water, it didn't take long before we had bought some snorkels and were exploring the water better.
They call Croatia the "The Mediterranean as it once was" and it is very old fashioned and unviolated by too much tourism
. As we hugged the coastline heading around towards the north we became enthralled by the little private pebble beaches down at the base of the cliffs we drove on. We eventually found a park on the cliff-edge and found the little secret footpath down to the cove. We were amazed by the beauty of it, Croatia is such a surprise that we didn’t expect (or deserve..). We vowed to stay exactly there for as long as our water would last, and we did, we spent 3 days in the sun and water. We got browner and browner, like we’ve never seen each other before. The white pebbles were so velvety to the touch but after a full day lying down on them, it was like you had had your back kicked in by a soccer team.
We relished the times our favorite Croat song came on the radio, A touching ballad by which the hook lyric sounded very much like “He’s a moley man”. I’m sure it was not intended to be funny.
We had been thrilled to see olive, apple and fig trees everywhere growing wildly! While we stayed on the cliff, it was only right as total cheapskates to go foraging for figs and berries. This could be the real land of milk and honey!
We started ascending the Dalmatian alps in order to reach the coast and while we were snaking in and around the mountains we got to see several cool ruined castles and battlements from bygone feudalistic days. When we at last crested the final mountain we were both gob-smacked by the epic view looking down and out into the Adriatic sea, all dotted with white islands. We hurried the best we could down the hill so eager to escape the heat and into the first salt-water seen in months (Since Kopenhvn!) which lead us down into the town Senj.