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October 17, 2016
Croatia, Bosnia & Montenegro

Recently I was fortunate to visit Croatia, Bosnia & Herzogovina and Montenegro. Mostly it was for a much needed holiday break. but I took the camera along, naturally. Although the weather was mixed I managed to capture some images I was happy pretty happy with. We stayed in the gorgeous fishing town of Cavtat, which is situated roughly an hour or so south of Dubrovnik on the Adriatic coast. Crystal clear waters and mostly clear skies (with the odd bit of thunder and lightning 🙂 ), it made for a perfect getaway and unlike Dubrovnik isn’t overrun with tourists.

Lightning over Cavtat (you can find a small video of the lightning on my Facebook page).

Lightning over the town of Cavtat near Dubrovnik, Croatia.

After a few mixed days of weather we headed off to Bosnia to visit the famous Mostar bridge, which you can see in the image below (click for larger size). The contrast of wealth from crossing the border from Croatia into Bosnia was very evident and the shell and bullet holes in many of the buildings in Mostar was a stark reminder of how much war the area saw in the recent conflict.

The famous Mostar bridge.

Later in our visit we headed off on a cruise around the UNESCO heritage region of theBay Of Kotorr in Montenegro. This is an area of outstanding beauty and somewhere I hope to revisit one day and capture from a higher viewpoint and with some cleaner water. A sunrise in Winter with mist and still water would look amazing! The giant cruise ships in the bay I found slightly distracting and would like to see some size limitation on vehicles that enter the bay personally but I guess that’s modern tourism for you.

Sveti Đorđe, Bay of Kotor, Montenegro.

After going for a long swim one very hot day, I was too tired to get back to the public beach so decided to exit via the nudist beach. To my surprise a young Ukranian girl came over and started chatting (about the area/cruises and places to visit in general). What I wasn’t expecting was her to drop all her clothes on the floor in front of me! In a state of shock I stumbled up the stairs to the hotel only to stumble (and break my toe in the process) towards an unsuspecting (and very naked German man). It’s a moment both me and him won’t forget in a hurry I imagine!!! 😛 :S 🙂

Overall, a fantastic trip away and I can’t wait to go back. I especially loved the coastal area north of Dubrovik around Trsteno with its idyllic little fishing towns and the Ploce floodplain has fantastic photo value (sadly the weather was dreadful).

You can find a the whole series of photos from my trip on my Facebook page here.

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