21 June 2011 | Salt Lake City, UT
22 April 2011 | Bocas Town, Bocas del Toro, Panama, Central America, Earth, Our Solar System, Our Galaxy, The Universe
15 April 2011 | Colon, Panama
05 March 2011 | Simpson Bay Lagoon, St. Maarten
28 February 2011 | St. Johns, Antigua, W.I.
24 February 2011 | Falmouth Harbor, Antigua, West Indies
08 February 2011 | Rodney Bay, St. Lucia, West Indies
01 February 2011 | La Marin, Martinique, France, West Indies
27 January 2011 | Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia,West Indies
26 January 2011 | Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia, West Indies
21 January 2011 | Admiralty Bay, Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, West Indies
18 January 2011 | Chatham Bay, Union Island, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, West Indies
05 January 2011 | Clifton Harbor, Union Island, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, West Indies
02 January 2011 | Union Island, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, West Indies
22 December 2010 | Port Elizabeth, Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, West Indies
16 December 2010 | Rodney Bay, St. Lucia, West Indies
20 November 2010 | Las Palmas, Spain
14 November 2010 | Las Palmas, Spain
11 November 2010 | Las Palmas, Spain
29 October 2010 | Marina Bay, Gibraltar
20 May 2010 | Dubrovnik, Croatia
...that we have found to be important in our cruising lifestyle include fast Wi-Fi and warm (or at least semi-warm!) weather -- both of which we have here in Dubrovnik.
When we were woken up this morning at 8:45 (we stayed up late the night before), it was to find 20 knot winds on our beam. We were reaching under double reefed main and jib about 5 n.m. away from our destination -- Gruž. We'd picked Gruž because of its size and proximity to Dubrovnik. It was about a mile from the old town (restored from bombing during the war with the Serbs) and relatively small in size -- we didn't want a Bodrum where we paid $200 for an agent to check us in. So we came around the point and docked up at the Customs dock.
After that we had brunch (we hadn't had any breakfast) and headed out to take a boat tour (by Nelson's Croatian Boat Tours) of the old town. I wondered for awhile how my dad planned to get the boat onto the streets of the old town, but I soon stopped worrying when it became evident that we weren't going to tour the old town -- just the outside walls.
Anyway, the castle from the outside is magnificent. It is so much better and well preserved than Mandraki (Rhodes), I wish that we could tour the inside too. But we couldn't, so we motored back to our now a lee shore anchorage.
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