Thursday, May 31, 2012

Who Likes to Travel?

Who can resist seawater?

I know, I know, I've been a bad blogger, neglecting this blog for a while. And I had the intention to write about a lot of things, so I guess I'll start at a random point - my recent trip to Croatia. Not to Zagreb and the Eurocon, but the later one, to visit my dad and my brother in Omišalj.

Snow in the Southern Europe. In the middle of May.

It was threatening to rain when I got into the bus in Belgrade; on my way to Omišalj, I passed through some dry weather, some downpours, and at one point, in Gorski kotar, we passed through snow. On the May 16th. The entire trip was a bit more than 500 kilometers, in Southern Europe. Go figure.

Stairs to one of the mini-beaches.

In my previous post, I was writing about learning new stuff. On this trip, I realized something that was probably pretty obvious: we learn new stuff all the time. I've learned a new way to eat a kiwi (cut away the top and eat the rest with a teaspoon), and I've also noticed some mini-beaches I haven't paid attention to before. They're pretty neat - the stairs are for sure-footed people, not your elderly grandma, but then you get to that little peace of stone for just two of you (or the four of you, depending on the size of the mini-beach), with your own entrance into the sea. Be warned, though: although the place is small enough and secluded enough that nobody but the two of you will have the room for sunbathing there, it is not your private beach in the sense that you can do there what you otherwise wouldn't do in public (wink wink, nudge nudge, Know what I mean, Know what I mean?).

A mini-beach.

I'm happy to see my family, of course, but I'm always happy to see someone else who resides there: Roko, getting older and older, and more deaf, but still as adorable as always.

Roko, an elderly canine gentleman.
Enjoy in the pictures!

Cuddly as always - unless he sees you as a threat to the family.

A shadow on the stairs.

Sea in the rain.

Sea in the sun.


Kelly Hashway said...

Gorgeous pictures! I want to dive into the computer. :)

angel011 said...

Glad you like them! Just don't dive into the water, it's still a bit too cold for it. :)

Claudine G. said...

I love seawater, Ivana. And that shot of misty Europe is gorgeous. Yet, as much as I like those, the one on the doggy gentleman is my favourite. :)

angel011 said...

Roko rules! :)

Beverly Diehl said...

Roko is beautiful. (All the pictures are beautiful, but he's the only one I wanted to pet.)

Love the mini-beaches, they look great if not private enough for wink-wink.

angel011 said...

It wouldn't be easy to pet sea or a beach. :)

Bella said...

Ivana, these photos are beautiful! I love Roko! I want to bring him home with me! And I want to sunbathe on that beach! hee hee! Snow in the middle of May? Brrr! I think I'll stick to the beach! :)

angel011 said...

Yes, the beach is better. :) I'd be happy to bring Roko home with me, too!

Patricia said...

Thanks for sharing those great photos, Ivana. I've never been to Croatia and enjoyed having a glimpse of the sea there. Give us some more! Loved meeting Roko too!