My dip in the Adriatic Sea was considered one of my favourite elements of our Dubrovnik, Croatia journey this past November, over Thanksgiving. So I made a decision to provide it its own little “beach day” photo-rich blogpost..
B e a c h D a y. We had simply completed a morning photoshoot with Flytographer. The photographer had us up at 6am to catch the ‘good mild.’ The shoot was about 90 minutes of strolling round the shiny, knobby limestone streets of Old Town Dubrovnik, snapping photographs as the local youngsters walked to high school in clusters. A number of occasions the young youngsters, backpacks slung over their shoulders, would cease and let us shoot in their pathway. It was the sweetest innocent gesture.
We had arrange the photoshoot to seize some reminiscences of our European journey, because iPhone selfies and asking strangers to snap pics, can only get you up to now. It was additionally a type of belated 10th yr wedding ceremony anniversary present to ourselves. (A yr late..) We did the similar thing (a travel photoshoot) for our fifth yr, it is a enjoyable little custom.
And like several good photograph session, particularly one at sunrise, afterwards, we have been famished and drained. We went again to our lodge, the Hotel Excelsior, and had breakfast. Yup, they have been nonetheless serving it as a result of it was only around 9am by this time. After breakfast, we hurried upstairs to our room and although we might have simply gone back to mattress and slept away the morning and afternoon, we dove into one other day of Dubrovnik adventuring.
The solar was glowing over the sea and all the things felt heat and glowy, like a spoonful of glitter had been shaken throughout the clouds and waves and sandy Banje Beach, under our lodge room balcony.
“I am doing it. I’m going swimming now. Ok? Good. Let’s go.” I was fairly decided, regardless of the lack of recognition in ‘ocean swimming’ this time of yr.
The ongoing vacancy of Banje Beach was considerably intimidating. Over the few days we had been there, I solely noticed a number of absolutely clothed, warm-coat-wearing individuals walk alongside the seashore. Not a soul went in the crystal blue waves. Maybe a couple of tourists dipping their toes, however that was it.
Let’s face it, once “off-season” hits, seashore days find their method out of the city identical to the cruise tourists.
But that was wonderful. The solar was warm, the ocean beautiful. And I used to be going in.
Our tour information from the day before stated the ocean never really obtained any cooler than 50’s (F), in order that felt like residence to me. (Santa Cruz California waves, where I grew up, all the time hovered at around 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit.)
So off I went. Bathing go well with on, two seashore towels rolled up underneath my arm. My husband adopted along in his coat and road footwear.
We took the inviting steps right down to the seashore, rocky cliffs crumbling down the steep slope. We selected a comfortable spot on the aspect of the seashore, alongside the white-sand, grey-stone speckled shore.
And go. I used to be a bit self-conscious at first, like several woman in a showering go well with .. particularly the solely woman in city, on the seashore, in a showering go well with. And I felt like all the passing locals, on the heavily-trafficked sidewalk above the cliffs, have been watching me. But then again, who cares, right?
I sunk into the waves and it was like sinking into a pool of melted sapphires and diamonds. Cool and brisk, but clear and so refreshing. I needed to swim out far and just absolutely immerse myself, but I stayed on the smart aspect of things and just performed in the waves.
I stayed in the water for about ten minutes, hopped out, giggled as I wrapped a towel round my chest, adrenalin in full swing, and proceeded to sunbath the dampness away for a couple of minutes. I felt fairly glad of my seashore day triumph.
Not a typical Banje Beach seashore day, however one I liked and can always remember. Maybe someday I’ll return when the sun is scorching and wild, and the waves crowded with our bodies, the seashore full of chairs and umbrellas, vacationers and locals, laughter and cold drinks, a multitude of life.
But for now, I’m fairly cool with having these waves all to myself, for a heartbeat.
The day before..
First take a look at those teal and turquoise ripples.
Let’s do that.
H a p p y.
Some fun information..
The Adriatic Sea accommodates over 1,300 islands, principally situated alongside its japanese, Croatian coast.
There are dozens of marine protected areas in the Adriatic, designed to protect the sea’s karst habitats and biodiversity. The sea is ample in wildlife—greater than 7,000 species are identified as native to the Adriatic, lots of them endemic, uncommon and threatened ones. – wiki
Beach with a view of King’s Landing? Yes please.
M o o d.
Dreaming in pink and periwinkle.
H i g h l i g h t.
Stay tuned for my full Dubrovnik submit!