Sailing Away in Croatia

Last year, our friends Jason & Leah booked a yacht through MedSailors at a travel expo (which meant a free upgrade to a premium boat) and we managed to fill it with our closest friends. This was our last big trip of 2013 and we couldn’t think of a better way to spend it than island hopping in Croatia for a week. We did nothing but swim, sun bathe, read, take photos, visit various islands, drink, and eat for a week and it was glorious! We were all able to relax and recharge from our busy lives and really enjoyed each others company. 

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Our skipper was from Austria and he looked after us for the week. As he said, it was his job to make sure we enjoyed our holiday so he would make us breakfast and lunch each day and we had to force him to let us help with the cleaning up. He tried to teach us how to sail as well but after the first day, we lost interest and preferred to sun bathe instead.

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Overall, MedSailors were awesome but I also think we lucked out with a great skipper (some of the other boats had complaints about theirs) and filling our boat with friends who all had the same approach to the trip made all the difference. If you do find yourself wanting to take a similar trip, definitely look them up! Now, since a picture is worth 1000 words, I’ll share a few of the 1200 I took that week. As someone who is partial to landscape photos, I was in heaven in Croatia. Sunset photo, anyone? I took about 500.

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This bug was 50 years old. It was a beast.

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When our week was done, we said goodbye to Borat (our nickname for our skipper…can’t remember his real name) and drove to Dubrovnik to spend a few days there before going back to London. There’s a section of the highway along the coast that belongs to Bosnia so we made sure the driver stopped there so we could check another country off our list (although we’ll go back properly one day)!

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*As always, there are more photos on Flickr

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