Kornati Islands and NP Telaščica
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In the morning we find the Yugo moved a couple of meters away, and a new fishing boat tied up to the quay. The fisherman was untangeling his net, a few fish cought up in it. He was so focused at his work, that it seemed he hadn't seen us, although we were tied up right next to him. While he was working, a few cats came up and started walking up and down the quay, lurking towards him. Every now and then the fisherman would throw a fish into their direction, and they would rush to be the first to get it. As we were standing there observing the scene, it was fascinating to see the old man's total indifference towards us, he seemed as he was completely alone there. Him and the cats. As he finished his work, he took a box full of fish and went to put it in the car.
Today the weather forcast says strong Jugo, a southern, humid wind which brings clouds and rain. Strong Jugo can be just as tricky as strong Bura, but at least it's not freezing cold. But luckily, it turned out to be rather moderate, just perfect for sailing. So we set sails and spend a warm, cloudy day cruising through the Kornati archipelago, an area of 220 km2, with 89 islands, islets and reefs and about 238 km of shoreline. The islands are rocky or covered with grass, and mostly uninhabited.
Today we sail 8 hours, and I discover one more thing: I am able to just sit there for hours and do nothing but stare ahead of me. Don't need the radio, or tv or a book or whatever. Just sit and stare at the islands, the sky and the sea. Eventually, I doze off, but still - I could never do that at home.
We arrive at Telaščica Nature Park and anchor at a quay. Inge and me go see the cook, and he tells us, all he can do is a barbecue and some fries. He doesn't know the price, so I call up the manager again, and he doesn't know the price either, so he calls up the waiter, just to call me up again and tell me the price. The effort this man takes is refreshing, and I'm kinda proud (lame, I know). We agree, and order dinner. Two hours later we get two pots with grilled meet and fries. At the boat we have prepared salad, and it turns out a delicious meal. I call up the manager again, but this time to thank him for his effort and the great meal. I think he was also a little bit proud :)