Trogir Again

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

We are still enjoying the sights and sounds of this delightful little gem.  Ater we toured the cathedral, and climbed the bell tower, we followed that with another tour, this time going through Fortress Kamerlengo, which was built in the 15 century.  There's not really much left to see, but we enjoyed just walming around in the ancient building.  We climbed to the top of the battlements and took some more pics of the view. : My legs are going to know I've been climbing.

After conquering that fortress, we spent a good part of the afternoon just meandering the streets of Trogir, picking up little items.  We walked across another bridge to see what was on the other side and looked around the village.  We were told to go to the Disco Club and ask about a shortcut to ? but couldn't remember the name of the place we were looking for.  As you will see on a photo, we saw a sign that said "shortcut" and decided that must be where we needed to go.  We climbed and climbed up and over a hill, through narrow streets and alleys and down the other side.  As we made our waydown the other side, we realized it was going to be a long and slow trek back on uneven ancient stairs, but we could see the sea and needed to see more and we continued!  It was lovely down at the seashore, but there was nothing more to see...no shops, no refreshments....we noticed a man in a small boat just tied up in a little bay, and Dave, being Dave told me he was going to talk to him.  He went down and the fellow had a little English, enough to understand that Dave wanted to pay him to take us back to Trogir, via the sea route.  He agreed, they called me down the hill and we all climbed into the boat!  I'm so glad Dave is so nervy as we had an abxolutely gorgeous trip back.  The man toured us around where the big ship building industry used to thrive  (shut down now for years, due to political upheavel and lousy economy). He had worked in the ship building industry for 33 years but now was thankfully retired (so as to be free to drive silly Canadian tourists around). He also showed us, up close to where we thought the oil rig was  being  built...it is shut down too.  The oil rig was commissioned by Khadafi in Libya and since Khadafi is "fallen" the rig building is halted as there is no contract with the present Libyan government.  It was a delightful "sunset cruise" and he delivered us into the canal across the street from our hotel.  I've posted s few pics of our day's events.  We went and had another meal at Kristian's.  I haven't seen many pkaces where the owner of the restaurant greets each customer with a handshake and a welcome, comes and checks on people throughout, and then delivers free apertif liquers at the end.  Needless to say, we haven't felt the need to try any other restaurants.  Why fix what is not broken? 
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