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Old 03-05-2019, 08:01   #46
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Re: Why not Croatia? Why Croatia?

We charter in Croatia every year and love it. Going 3 wks this year starting mid-Jun. We pick-up boat in Sukošan (Zadar area) and sail both north & south.

It's easy to have a dream holiday. Lots of lovely, secluded coves where we anchor and nobody has ever bothered us. Mooring balls in many places (hook always to the underside). Best marina is Maslenica on Šolta, in our experience. Favorite coves are on Žirje, Korčula, Biševo & Vis. Skrivena Luka on Lastovo feels like the end of the earth. We love it!

Wind is best in the morning & late afternoon. Do not disrespect the bura! It's gusty and crazy-strong. Jul & Aug are hot. Bring a DC fan, and you won't miss A/C.

Mid-July to end-August are the busiest times. Yes "Dalmatian cuisine" can get a little monotonous (grilled fish & potatoes), but there's a bakery on every block in every town, and the local salami is always great.

And, yes, folks there have a different "tone" than ever-cheerful Americans. It's a bit more brusque and business-like. But different does not mean bad.

Hope to see you there!
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Re: Why not Croatia? Why Croatia?

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We charter in Croatia every year and love it. Going 3 wks this year starting mid-Jun. We pick-up boat in Sukošan (Zadar area) and sail both north & south.

It's easy to have a dream holiday. Lots of lovely, secluded coves where we anchor and nobody has ever bothered us. Mooring balls in many places (hook always to the underside). Best marina is Maslenica on Šolta, in our experience. Favorite coves are on Žirje, Korčula, Biševo & Vis. Skrivena Luka on Lastovo feels like the end of the earth. We love it!

Wind is best in the morning & late afternoon. Do not disrespect the bura! It's gusty and crazy-strong. Jul & Aug are hot. Bring a DC fan, and you won't miss A/C.

Mid-July to end-August are the busiest times. Yes "Dalmatian cuisine" can get a little monotonous (grilled fish & potatoes), but there's a bakery on every block in every town, and the local salami is always great.

And, yes, folks there have a different "tone" than ever-cheerful Americans. It's a bit more brusque and business-like. But different does not mean bad.

Hope to see you there!
Paintedkite, i also love Skrivena Luka/Lastovo but last year had trouble with weed which seems to hv got worse in last 2 years so dragged in the middle of the night (Bruce anchor).. Hv now changed to a Spade and hope for better luck. Was there again late Sept last yr but went to the restaurant mooring on eastern side of the bay.
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Re: Why not Croatia? Why Croatia?

Planning to cruise the Med this summer then cross in November as well. Starting from Montenegro. Does anyone have any advice on how to get solar panels to Montenegro reliably and cost effectively (planning on buying flexible panels from aliexpress). Also any advice on check in/out with bill of sale and application for uscg documentation (apparently even with expedite process it might take a month).
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