One of the best things about being in London is how often you can say 'lets go somewhere' and then you do. So Zee and I went to Croatia for a week. We sailed up and down the coast on a boat filled with Australians for a week. A fairly phenomenal week. I was so upset to get back! Here is how it went down... Previous Days Day 1 - Split + Hvar Day 2 - Trstenik Day 3 - Dubrovnik Day 4 - Miljet Day 5 - Korcula Day 6 - Makarska
Day 7 - Split
This day was one of my very favourites. While it was slightly bittersweet, being our last day, I was fairly excited because we were going white water rafting, in a REAL river! (You may laugh, but the last time I did it was in a man made river, the Olympic Course at Lee Valley...)
There was an unscheduled swim stop (because our captain is awesome like that) and then we were back in Split. We boarded a bus and wound our way up the cliffs (only slightly terrifying) and made our way to the river.
Oh, it was brilliant. The water was as clear as clear could be, you could see the fish several metres down as you paddled by. There was some swim stops along the river too, which was awesome. Because it was fresh water it wasn't quite as buoyant as the sea was, and it was much much cooler too, with a current that was lovely to float on.
Because it was a beginners trip the rapids were small and mostly harmless. Mostly it was lots of paddling and a lot of enjoying the scenery as you float by. Swimming the super clear waters, watching the boys jump off cliffs. It was amazing. Loved it. Loved it loved it loved.
By the end of the trip I was shattered, unbelievably exhausted, and well happy.
We feasted at the cafe at the end, and were back on the bus to the boat for our last night. There were drinks and some reminiscing. We were the only ones going back to the 'real world' -everyone else was travelling on to other places, other adventures. I was well jealous, and coming morning, we packed up our gear, caught a ridiculous bus to the airport and flew back to London Town.
The trip was amazing. Sail Croatia was insane, but generally provided the no frills tour on a boat that we wanted. There was loads of drinking, and dancing and partying, and loads of Australians. An unbelievable number of Australians. If you get the chance to go, do it. I had such a great time, and while I probably wouldn't do it again, I'm glad I did go.
Sadly, I'm already losing my tan now that I'm back in London. Sad face. I'm also already planning the next adventure... Thailand? Japan? Who knows? I'm excited!