01 May 2013 | Marina Dalmatia, Sukosan Croatia
Our time in Split was brief but wow this city is definately worth a second visit. As soon as we got off the bus from Sukosan we took a taxi to the solar shop about 5 kilometers from the bus station, payed for the panels and wind generator and with a bit of luck they will be delivered to us in a couple of weeks.
We then caught up with a couple Steve and Angela from New Zealand who contacted us through this blog over 12 months ago, Steve was from Adelaide South Australia and Angela was born in Fiji, they are here looking at yachts for sale. We had lunch with them and then took a quick tour of the Diocletian Palace which was built in around the year 298 after Christ when the Roman Emperor Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus decided to start the construction in the bay of Split on the Dalmatian coast nearby his birth place Salona and wow you have to see this place to believe it, the stone work is amazing to say the least.
Yesterday we were having a nice relaxing day catching up on a few boat jobs and I gave Steve a call to see how the yacht search was going and couldn't believe that they were just across the marina looking at a yacht that our broker Michael has listed for sale, they came over for a visit and stayed the night with us on Annecam. We took Steve and Angela to the Piazzetta and were joined by Jost and Susan our old neighbours from pier 32, we had a wonderful night.
Today was another busy day, Ron, Louise, Caterina, Annie and I were invited to our friend Marijana's house in Zemunik where we had a terrific day. We had a beautiful lunch and the company of Marijana, her Mum and Dad and her lovely girls Lana and Nikolina. Thank you so much to the whole family for making us feel so welcome, it was fantastic!!
We've just come back from having a look at the boat that Steve and Angela are intending to buy and seeing them off on the bus back to Split, they'll be back here in about 10 days. We only met them on Monday but feel as though we've know them for years, they're a great couple and we look forward to spending more time with them.