FUN-photos: Trieste to Venice for Adriatic Cruise – October, 2013

November 11, 2013 by · Comments Off on FUN-photos: Trieste to Venice for Adriatic Cruise – October, 2013 

We arrived in Trieste on October 2nd and were warmly welcomed by Chris’ sister Cinzia. We spent three wonderful days with her and her family before taking the train to Venice to board the ship for our 10 day Adriatic Cruise on Seabourn. Our stops included Corfu, Katakolon, & Igoumenitsa, Greece – Brindisi, Italy – Kotor, Montenegro – Split & Ravinj, Croatia. The pictures are from the places we really enjoyed – Trieste, Venice, Kotor, Split & Ravinj

If you click on the first picture it will allow you to create a slide show. And it turns out they are in ascending order (in other words, the first is actually the last) So if you click the back arrow you will see them in order. Enjoy!

FUN-travel: Venice to Venice Seabourn Cruise – Day 9 – Ravinj, Croatia

October 16, 2013 by · Comments Off on FUN-travel: Venice to Venice Seabourn Cruise – Day 9 – Ravinj, Croatia 

Day 28 – Sunday, October 13 – Seabourn Cruise Day 9 – Rovinj, Croatia – very windy, threatening clouds turn to sunny skies – really nice 70


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  • 10:30 – walk off ship & very close to town
  • locals market selling flavored olive oil, fruits, veggies & garlands of garlic & colorful peppersRovinj, Croatia 2013 18
  • webbed with steep, winding cobblestone streets & piazzas
  • 1st walk takes us to church on highest point
  • lovely tranquil town
  • totally different energy compared to hustle & bustle of Split on a Saturday
  • quaint & charming too
  • keep meandering through all city & come upon a
  • dozen local couples tango dancing in small piazza
  • 12:00 – cappuccino break in main piazza next to marina
  • & when church bells toll celebrate Alexander’s birthday w/ice cream cone before lunch!
  • great people watching
  • 1:00 – back to ship lunch w/lovely brit couple Alan & Diane
  • happy hour continues on sky deck
  • full on sun w/enormous white clouds in distant
  • 3:00 – golf putting
  • 1st round – sink 2 hole in 1’s out of 4
  • 2nd round – sink 2 hole in 1’s out of 4
  • WATCH – I WIN! a
  • mini Seabourn LED flashlight!
  • those golf lessons paid off
  • 6:30 – special crew farewell show

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  • 7:30 – dinner @ restaurant 2 – tasting menu – consists of 9 different items – porcini & chestnut cappuccino, honey spiced squab & fig empanada was my favorite! Also not bad – floating lobster, pesto cream, red pepper fondue, lime broth & grilled tenderloin, forest  mushrooms, truffled emulsion
  • 10:00 – show is On Broadway – musical favorites


  • can’t think of a thing!

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What I Don’t Get – crew washing the decks – after all this rain?

FUN-fact – Picturesque Rovinj remains one of the last true Mediterranean fishing ports. The bell tower on the church is over 180 feet high.
Not so FF – Chris got stuck in the ship elevator on his way up for coffee for 10 minutes. He had to press the emergency button and reception told him they were on their way. At least the emergency button worked!

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