Second day at the coast and back to Zagreb

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Narrow streets of Tribunj

Sunday morning we walked down the coast to Tribunj, a little port near Sovlje.  A conical hill topped with a chapel dominates the town, like in many Dalmatian cities, and overlooks a yacht harbor and the old town. 

It seems that pretty much every building in town has a little 'Apartmani' placard on it, meaning that you can rent a room there from the owner.  I think that's the main industry in town -  people rent rooms out during the toursist season and live off that revenue for the year.  In the old town, the streets are narrow, only a couple meters wide, lined with stone houses.  The old blends with the new well here, there's not a sharp trasition to modern buildings, just the streets get a little wider and cars appear in the newer sections of town.

After playing and swimming all day, we caught the bus back to Zagreb, a 4-hour trip across the mountains.  The bus costs about 140 Kuna (around US$30) and are shiny, modern, air conditioned coaches, like traveling by airplane.  The new highway is a high-speed route that bores straight through the mountain ranges to get tourists from Germany and eastern Europe to the coast as fast as possible.  The highway tolls cost about as much as the ticket, so the bus is a really good option.

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Narrow streets of Tribunj
Narrow streets of Tribunj
Tribunj old town
Tribunj old town
Tribunj
Tribunj
Tribunj
Tribunj
Zvonka having some horsemanship...…
Zvonka having some horsemanship..…
Giving up and relaxing
Giving up and relaxing
The donkey of Tibunj, edemic to th…
The donkey of Tibunj, edemic to t…
Hrvoje and I fishing, the chapel o…
Hrvoje and I fishing, the chapel …
Climbing the hill in the middle of…
Climbing the hill in the middle o…
Chapel above Tribunj
Chapel above Tribunj
Inside the little chapel
Inside the little chapel
View from the chapel hill across T…
View from the chapel hill across …
The island where we fished
The island where we fished
Coastline and Sovlje
Coastline and Sovlje
Houses clustered on the narrow coa…
Houses clustered on the narrow co…
Clear water over the reef
Clear water over the reef
Tribunj
Tribunj
Realizing that we only have part o…
Realizing that we only have part …
Heading home on the bus
Heading home on the bus
New bridge spanning an inlet
New bridge spanning an inlet
Little chapel in an inland finger …
Little chapel in an inland finger…
Into the Velebit mountains on the …
Into the Velebit mountains on the…
Peak in the Velebit mountains
Peak in the Velebit mountains
Tunnel punches under the peak
Tunnel punches under the peak
Tribunj
photo by: cneoridium