We are finding that there are many more mooring buoys put out by restaurants than when we were here before. We spent an hour or so over coffee in the anchorage off O Lopud, again revisiting a pretty bay where we had spent the night. The overnight weather ruled out repeating this so we tried Sudurad on the next island of Sipan but the anchorage area was all restaurant buoys, no space for a proper cruiser to anchor! We think the Croatians are more interested in charter boats with 8 people on board that will all eat at the restaurants each night, the buoys play to this market.
The bay at Donie Celo
We spent the afternoon anchored in a nice bay at Donje Celo on Kolocep island, in the southerly winds this was fine but again as north and east winds were due overnight we moved again to Uvala Sunj, a bay on the south side of Lopud popular as a place to swim and relax.
View from the stern at Uvala Suni
We timed our entry into the crowded bay well, a lager yacht was just leaving and we slotted straight into his space. It’s a busy place during the day but by 19.00hrs there were only three yachts and couple of small motor boats. We had a relaxed evening until about 21.00 when three Sunsail charter yachts with French crews motored into the bay (as far as we know they aren’t supposed to sail at night!) and one decided to anchor rather close to us – Carolyn’s (polite) French helped them to move on! Then a large power-cat arrived as well to add to the entertainment - there was still plenty of space. We had a comfortable night.