Our Journey of Thirty-two Sleeps: # 30, Hvar

Sleep # 30: Hvar

Hvar is a picturesque town hugging the Dalmatian coastline amongst many little islands.  It has a striking fortress that shouts out to you that there has been trouble and we were prepared.  We immediately were drawn to the interior of the fortress walls. Inside the walls there is a quiet, a calm, and a white glow of limestone and antiquity.  Some of the doors lead to secret places we could only imagine. You can see how St Stephen’s square melts into the tiny harbor with St Stephen’s Cathedral taking the center stage as you walk into and through the square.

We began to take our upward climb to the fortress through a narrow lane full of steps. When you have finished with the steps you must follow a switchback lane up to the top. You are greeted with views that are once again, worth the trudge. The Benedictine Convent was closed and knocking usually will bring someone, but not today. The lace factory was closed as well. The museum and old prison were open for public viewing.

So for me, it was all about getting to the aerial views of the city below.  Enjoy the views.

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Most of the shops and restaurants of this resort own were closed because this is the end of the season. I was told that Hvar is highly publicized these days in travel magazines as one of the world’s ten top islands to visit. If you want to lay back and snooze all day, then perhaps you have made a good choice. I would find more than a day there, trying. The stop in Hvar was a perfectly lovely day trip into the past, the present and it does have a future in the travel business.

By the way,  Skip won the Texas Hold ‘em tournament on the ship tonight.  He won $$$, a t-shirt and a hat He is so happy and wants you to know. Remember this is is third win on a ship, but who is counting.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dina
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 19:54:35

    Way to go Skippy!!

    Reply

  2. Reene
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 21:56:17

    is Skip’s gambling paying for this trip???

    Reply

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