Croatia ~ Blue

3 Sep

The first thing you probably notice about Croatia in any photos are the amazing blue waters.  I am not usually a sea swimmer (or a swimmer at all generally) but the waters are really warm and so clear you just can’t help but spend your days floating around in them or lounging beside them.  According to our guide book the Croatians generally finish work at about 3pm (though not sure if this is just summer) and so from the afternoons the beaches are packed with locals.  The younger Croatians are fit and active, playing basketball, jumping off rocks, playing waterpolo (which seems a popular pastime) and are very tanned from their lives spent by the sea.  It wasn’t unusual to see mothers with babies splashing in the ocean.  The older Croatians seem to take a more relaxed approach to life with the men sitting and playing card games in the shade.  We picked up a pack, which turned out to be an Italian pack and had to google some games which turned into our entertainment during the hot afternoons with a beer or lemonade in a local cafe.

Blues also had a habit of popping up in other places too.

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5 Responses to “Croatia ~ Blue”

  1. Catherine Sprunt (@catherinesprunt) 3 September 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    that umbrella photo is great!

  2. That in Black Ink 3 September 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    Welcome back to Blighty. Croatia looks gorgeous and your photographs are really well taken. I’m jealous on both counts!
    Claire

  3. katie 3 September 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Great pics, love that you colour themed them!

    Did you play ‘Scopa’ with the Italian cards? I learnt it a while ago and have been looking for an Italian pack to play it again.

  4. Amanda 3 September 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    I love your pictures, they are beautiful. Really makes one want to go. Croatia has been on my list for a while, but the list is long !
    I specially like that last picture of the hydrant with the bike .

  5. Michelle Y 7 September 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    Thanks for all the comments guys.

    @Katie, the games we played were coteccio and briscola. If you are looking for cards they are called a Triestine deck.

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