Croatia - August 2002

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We spent 8 days on the island of Korčula, mostly sleeping, eating, snorkeling, reading, and playing cards. The water is incredibly clear, temperate (77-80 °F/25-27 °C), and generally quite placid.

This is Goranka's sister's house in the village of Prižba, which is on the southern side of the island.

This is the view from the porch of the house. The small islands you see are about 800 meters (1/2 mile) away, and are uninhabited.

This is the view from the porch when facing slightly to the west.

To get to the sea (the Adriatac Sea), we would go down 100 or so steps. Down at the bottom is a little beach, and the family boat.

One afternoon we visited the town of Korčula, one of 3 places that claim to be the birthplace of Marco Polo (they call him Marko Polo). It is a fortified town, complete with walls and towers. Here, Goranka and I pose next to a cannon.

Mots of the streets in the older part of the town are too narrow for vehicle traffic, as shown here.

One of the towers of the town, with a good view of the murder holes that could be used to poil boiling oil down on attackers.

A view of two of the town's towers.

Goranka, her parents, and her niece Mia in front of the Land Gate in the town of Korčula.

Jay, snorkeling. The water is already 30 feet deep out by Jay, and you can easily see the bottom.

Goranka and Mia relaxing on a rainy afternoon.

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