27 July 2009
From Slovenia, it was a short journey to Umag where we checked in which gave us just enough time to lower the Slovenian courtesy flag, finish making the Croatian one and then raise it. First we had to see the police and, whilst they were taking photocopies of passports, they sent us over the the Harbourmaster's office to sort out the rest of the paperwork. As Croatia is not in the EU, you have to purchase a cruising permit which entitles you to sail in their waters for 12 months. Then it was back to the police to pick up our passports and we were all set to explore the Istrian coastline of northwest Croatia.
As it was getting on, we decided to anchor off in Luka Dalja for the night and relax. Our journey up the western Adriatic over, we can now chill out and relax because from now on, we are going south.
Costs in Jul 2009 14m boat
Sailing permit 1864 kunars / approx. 260 euros
Mooring to shore with water and maybe electric approx 16 kunars per metre
Mooring buoy approx 11 kunars per metre
Anchoring in licensed bay approx 8 kunars per metre
Payment can only be made in cash and in Kunars. (approx. 7 kunars = 1 euro)