Moscenice and a boat ride

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houses along the coast near Opatija

The winds were calm enough in the morning for us to take a boat ride along the coast west of Opatija to Moscenice.  The turn of the century hotels and villas were even more spectacular when seen from the water. 

 

We landed in a small port below the town of Moscenice, the oldest settlement in the area.  It’s perched above the harbor on a hill which gives the town a panoramic view of the Opatija Riviera and the nearby islands.  We entered the town thru a small gate into narrow streets (narrow even by Croatian old town standards) that twisted off up and down the hill.  At the church we were met by the priest and serenaded by local children before being taken to the town mill and given the ubiquitous grappa.  This time I tried a lemon flavored grappa in hopes it would taste like lemoncello.  No such luck, it tasted like pure alcohol with a slight lemon aftertaste (for whichever taste buds were still functioning).  The Ethnographic Museum next door had an interesting display of ancient everyday cookware and farm tools that helped distract me from thinking too much about the grappa.

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houses along the coast near Opatija
houses along the coast near Opatija
view from the water
view from the water
houses along the coast
houses along the coast
Moscenice harbor
Moscenice harbor
as always theres a cat
as always there's a cat
Verna,our guide to Moscenice
Verna,our guide to Moscenice
church outside the walls of Moscen…
church outside the walls of Mosce…
the Moscenice town gate
the Moscenice town gate
main street
main street
town water fountain
town water fountain
typical roofs and chimneys
typical roofs and chimneys
flowers everywhere there is sunshi…
flowers everywhere there is sunsh…
owners emblem
owner's emblem
altar in St Andrews
altar in St Andrews
side street
side street
household items from the small mus…
household items from the small mu…
more of the above
more of the above
men always seem to be waiting for …
men always seem to be waiting for…
Zeliko,our driver and Dino, our pr…
Zeliko,our driver and Dino, our p…
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