We had the morning at leisure which means luggage outside the room by 9 and on the bus by 10.
red tile roofs are everywhere
Naturally most of us slept in and just wandered around the hotel waterfront until we boarded the bus.
The drive north along the Montenegro coast is going to be “the long scenic” road today.We had taken a ferry across the narrow part of the bay at Kamenari coming south into Budva from Dubrovnik airport.It was a fifteen minute ferry ride;now the bus ride back from Budva to Dubrovnik around the bay will take at least an hour and a half.
We pass by Kotor which we had explored two days before.It’s definitely scenic and I’m frustrated by trying to take photos thru the window of a moving bus.
There are little fishing and vacation villages, in which each building has a red tile roof.Mountains rise from the water in all directions.The bay has strings of floats which are used to farm raise mussels.And there are boats everywhere.
Going through customs between Montenegro and Croatia is interesting.You can feel that the relations between Montenegro and Croatia are a little tense;which makes sense considering that Montenegro (as part of the old Yugoslavia) invaded Croatia along this road in the 1990’s.The Croatian people haven’t forgotten being shelled and looted by their neighbors.
Once back in Croatia, we continue into Dubrovnik which is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever seen.Today we have perfect weather and warm fall sunlight.Dubrovnik is crafted out of a creamy white marble and the warm light makes all this stone gleam like cabochon jewelry.The buildings, the stairs and even the pavement of the streets are made of this marble which has been polished smooth by years of weather and wear.I wandered around trying to photograph what I’m seeing (and managed to find some ice cream too).