This trip took place in August 2006. We wandered around the famous Dalmatian coast and arrived to the fascinating town of Venice.
The Dalmatian coast is an island paradise of 1.185 islands and islets, with 4.057 km indented coastline which forms numerous bays offering safe anchorages at any weather conditions.
I’m wondering whether it’s our passion for the «journey» or our thirst for new exploring that is leading us? No matter what, a new course on the nautical chart, the expectation of a new destination and the challenge of the unknown that generates unprecedented feelings, carry us to another magical world…
It's challenging, unpredictable and often quite dangerous. By riding the Rib on the sea however, each one of us will find his shelter either in its vastness, or in a lonely inlet. The sea hides a heaven for everyone, a small Ithaca for all of us…
The sun was burning our faces and we enjoyed our amazing ride as we were entering slowly at central Dalmatia, which extends over an area of 60 nautical miles from Ploce to Trogir, and occupies the area covering the northern latitude from 43 degrees to 43 degrees and 30 minutes and east longitude 16 degrees to 17 degrees and 20 minutes.
We had already gone too far.
Our bow was going on its long journey...
As if it wanted to reveal the true approach of absolute freedom.
It was leading us to new sea routes, new wanderings.
Along with it, we together, as incurable lovers, were travelling into the unknown.
At the islands of Kvarner bay and the peninsula of Istria. At the region of the bay, which effectively divides the Dalmatian coast of the peninsula of Istria, we find the largest islands in the Adriatic: Krk, Rab, Cres, Losinj and Pag.
If, as they say, "the dream of every traveller is to wander through Venice canals with its own boat," then we should feel very lucky.
I do not know if this is right, but certainly the best way to get to know the "Queen of the Adriatic" is by sea.