Friday, October 15, 2010

Kotor, Montenegro—More of the Same

IMG_6911 Today we were docked at the port of Kotor, Montenegro.  In case you haven’t figured it out already, the weather was more of the same—wet.  That didn’t keep us from venturing out on an excursion, but we did make sure to take our umbrellas this time.

After a 30-minute bus ride, our first stop was at the seaside village of Budva.

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IMG_6933Once again, we discovered that the best way to escape the elements during our “free time” was a coffee bar and a good cup of cappuccino.  We just didn’t realize it would be such a big cup.  Not the best idea when you’re operating on limited potty breaks.

Back in Kotor, half of our group decided to head back to the ship, but the four of us continued the tour.  We entered the sea gate of the old city very near where our ship was docked, and began a leisurely stroll through the narrow streets, visiting the Maritime Museum and the Cathedral of Sveti Tripun.

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Some of the best photo opportunities of the day came when we sailed from Kotor at 5 p.m.  Passing by this church, the ship’s captain blew our horn, and someone at the church responded by ringing its bell.

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Finally we did a U-turn around these two tiny islands, and made our way through the narrow passage was that would take us out of the Bay of Kotor.

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Tomorrow, Corfu, Greece.  The weather is not looking promising.

3 comments:

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Even in the rain it is simply breathtaking!

Marydon said...

Awesome! We both are enjoying the pics. Love the village ... so reminds me of our many trips to Europe.

Have a great weekend!
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

nanny said...

OMG....where have I been! I've missed your blog since you left on the trip.

Your pictures are wonderful!!! The last one takes my breath away!!!