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Cruise from Corfu to eastern Adriatic

Hi folk, Claire and were on  cruise from Corfu to ports of call in the Eastern Adriatic, just got back 12th July
We were on Thomsons Majesty, been on this ship before and enjoyed it

The ports of call were, Koper Slovenia, Venice, Sibenik Croatia, Dubrovnik Croatia and Kotor Montenegro, we enjoyed all the ports of call

I will post the photos  one set at a time

Koper, a medievil town where old and new go hand in hand, cheap too

Town Square





Off exploring


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Koper








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Koper








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Koper








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Koper




Wee pose from Claire



Looking to Koper



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Koper







Koper from the ship

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Koper Harbour

Thats all from Koper, more to follow, another day








fastnet

brilliant Norrie..... I want a holiday now...
norrie

Hi Fastnet, sorry you need to keep working so I can go on holiday
Hawick_1987

Lovely set Norrie, hope you enjoyed your break.  
cybers

Makes me think 20 years is a long time before i can enjoy one of these SAGA tours ....      

Looks like you and the missus had a great time   Bet you had to forge her passport so a young fing like her qualified  

(I think i got away with that ...)
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Hi Cybers, Saga is for old folk
clarkfield

SAGA = Sex And Games for the Aged. ('')

Bob.
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Hi Clarkfield, thats why we dont do Saga
fastnet

cybers wrote:
Makes me think 20 years is a long time before i can enjoy one of these SAGA tours


Aye fecking right.............      
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The next lot of photos are of Venice, we walked in from the ship took us 55 minutes, a dawdle, ship info says one and a half hours
We seen places where folk live and some tourists may not see
From the railway station cross the canal and look for the signs on the buildings, San Marco, Rialto, easy peasy
It was early morning so it was quiet







We were also following this group of Italians who I felt were going our way, they were

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We have reached the Rialto Bridge

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Taken from The Rialto Bridge



St Marks Square before the crowds arrived






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The Basilica St Marks Sq



St Marks Sq




Basilica and Doges Palace



Doges Palace



Doges Palace and the walkway along The Grand Canal

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Looking to St Marks Sq



Bridge of Sighs



Loads of canals in Venice, you could get lost




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Via Garibaldi, not many tourist here, mostly locals, nice and peaceful



Floating fruit shop





Now the Gondalas are getting busy


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I spotted this church steeple in August while we were sailing down the Grand Canal, thought it was leaning to one side, it does lean





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Heading back to St Marks Sq, where did all the folk come from, it was heaving






Rialto Bridge



More narrow sts

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Thats all from Venice, every time we go there, we see a litttle bit more, there is more to Venice than St Marks Sq

I liked this shot





Barrows rule in Venice


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Our next port of call was Sibinek, Croatia
At first sight there didn't seen that much to it but on exploring, we found the older part of town with its narrow lanes, bars, restaurants and shops, we liked it




Plenty of bars along the sea front





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Looking to Sibenik
We thought we would visist the castle, the one where the tower crane is, alas its under repair and was closed


Sibenik has a small shingle beach, we had no swim suits with us, so we gave it a miss



A better shot of the town



A boat owner with a sense of humour

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The narrow streets of the old town







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More streets




Stumbled onto this wee gem of a church





This looked a really fine church, pity about the seats around it

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Strange place for a door, no steps up to it









Another hidden gem

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Thats all from Sibenik, we did enjoy it and it was hot
More to follow






Looking to Sibenik from the ship

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Our next port of call was Dubrovnik, I was told we would not be dissapointed when we visited it
What a place, we were well impressed, narrow steep streets, in place's and flat in other parts, surrounded by a wall that you can walk on, we said we would do that some other time and explore the old city


The harbour area where we docked




Our first glimpse of the old town, we walked from the ship, no bother, 50 minutes, ship said about 90 minutes



Some of the old town is flat

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One of the several steep narrow street's that go to the top of the old town



Loads of Churches


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Old town harbour area








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Cats doing what they do best



Outside the city walls and old town harbour area





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This dog was desparate to get into the water, as soon as its owner went in the dog did






Back inside the old town



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More of the old town





You can see folk on the city walls in this shot



When you climb up the narrow stairs, every so often it crosses another narow lane thats loaded with shops bars etc

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And still the stairs rise



Looking down to the level streets



Spotted this poster, wonder whats going on:D



Not any shops here, its where folk live, bit hard if your not able
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Thats all from Dubrovnik,  its well worth a visit, even if you dont do stairs

At last we are at the top of the old town, city walls to the right



Best shot I could get of the rooftops, the city walls will give better shots



Outside the old town and heading back to the ship





Doog Doog

   Cracking pics,Norrie!
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Our last port of call was Kotor in Montenegro, a medieval walled city with world heritage status
Its set on Southern Europes deepest fjord

Main square in the old walled city





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Lost count of the churches that are in this walled town



Narrow streets are the norm





At the top of the stairs is a very small church

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Old well










Might be an old town but they still have sattelite TV

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More narrow streets




This cat didn't stop what it was doing while I took this shot



The hills above the town have another old church and a castle, too rough a path and too high for us, as we had the wrong shoes on


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The washing you see it very large, would like to see who wore the clothes





Even narrower streets


Another small square

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We are on the city walls









They look after the trees in this town

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City walls



The church and castle are on this hill



Kotor has a shingle beach



The old town from our ship

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The newer parts of Kotor and the fjord





We are leaving Kotor




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Looking back to Kotor



We pass under the mountains on either side, before we get out to The Adriatic





Another town on the fjord

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Need a boat to get to church on this island






A ferry port

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Well thats all from the ports of call on the cruise, more to follow from Corfu

We liked all the ports of call, Kotor was the one that at first glance I thought, not much here, well I was wrong, its well worth exploring
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We were based in Sidari and visted Kassiopi and San Stefanos
Here are the photos from Kassiopi
Nice place, beaches are shingle, clear water but depending where you based in the town they are a 10 /20 minute walk



Remains of a Byzantine Castle










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The harbour from the castle



The path to the castle



The main st in Kassiopi



Looking to the castle from the harbour

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Kassiopi harbour










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Kassiopi harbour




One of several shingle beaches



This is the one we used

Some folk prefer the rocks closer to the town

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The main st Kassiopi


Hot here, waiting on the bus back

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