Following our whistle-stop tour of Split only yesterday we left our anchorage really early to make sure that we arrived at the head of the queue for a spot on the town quay in Milna on Brac island.
We wanted to be there in order to meet Keira and Lucy who were coming into Brac on the ferry from Dubrovnik.
We tootled into the beautiful harbour area trying to identify a suitable gap. If we got it wrong we would potentially be paying marina prices, which are always huge, PLUS a massive August supplementary charge. This we wanted to avoid.
It certainly takes some persistence and just a little bit of good fortune.
First, we hovered around the quay
An official looking chap directed us to the marina.
I said that we want to go on the town quay.
He shrugged. Why, he asked.
I said that we preferred to be there. I asked him where we can moor.
He said to anchor off in the bay and wait til his colleague comes on at 1500h.
We anchored off as instructed.
At 1600h we are called and asked to come in alongside the quay.
RESULT! 300kn (about £28 including free (delicious) water and right in the heart of town.
Our patience and gentle insistence seemed to have paid off. In the marina we would have paid in excess of £100.
Later that evening we strolled round the gorgeous harbour to the ferry terminal and watched the maneuverings of the ferries with some awe. Keira and Lucy had safely arrived after a full on night and day in Dubrovnik.
I won’t go into great detail as Lucy has written a guest blog but will include a brief summary of our journey and a few photos.
Milna, Brac to Smrka Bay, Brac***Swam, explored the submarine pen, swam and chilled
Smrka Bay to Vis Town, Vis***Chilled, ran, swam, did military tour, saw Bohemian Rhapsody in the open air cinema.
Vis to Prizba Bay, Korcula***Listened to the third test. What a match! Chilled and swam.
Korcula to Ubli, U Kremena, Lastovo***Chilled, wandered around Ubli, hired bikes, cycled miles, explored Lastovo town, had lunch.
U Kremeno to O. Cesvinica, Lastovo***Chilled, quiet night, swam and girls went up the mast.
Lastovo Archipeligo to Korcula, U Badija***Sat out strong winds, rescued a dragging charter boat, walked round Badija island, went ashore to Korcula in the dinghy and set off for Kobas on the Peljesac peninsula.
Badija to Kobas nr Ston***Moored to a restaurant jetty, took on water, had dinner (fish and chips) expensive but fun as met the crew of the huge motor yacht Polauris, visited Ston and the Great Wall of Europe
Kobas to Cavtat, U Tiha.***Anchored off and found reasonable holding. Strong winds during the eve. Nice spot despite noise from shore. Dropped Keira, who cadged a lift to the airport with the chief electrical engineer on Eclipse (Roman Obramovich’s motor yacht).
A great time was had by all. We ate some gorgeous vegetarian food and Lucy’s speciality Overnight Oats and Chia Puddings, too! (See Pages for more detail about the kind of food we eat on board Linea)