Med Cruise II: Surprising Kotor

Surprise!  Okay, maybe there wasn’t truly a moment where either Larry or I jumped out and surprised Kotor.  But this city in Montenegro was quite a beautiful surprise and I won’t be surprised to see its popularity grow due to its natural beauty.

May 26, 2012 – Kotor, Montenegro

On Day 11, it was our last port of call, Kotor in Montenegro. And of course, the forecast was for 90% rain. And sure enough, the forecast didn’t disappoint. I think we were close to saying screw it, but we decided that since we hadn’t ever been there before, let’s just do that. But it still was nightmarish, as we got out there and once on the bus, the thunder and lightning flared up followed shortly by hail. Ugh. The tour was “Baroque Delicacies” and part of it involved taking a quick boat trip to this tiny island in the fjord area where a church was. The entire ride there was drenched in rain. But once we got to the island, the rain actually stopped. Yet again, the rain stopped when it needed to. After that point, we didn’t get anymore rain in Montenegro, and it was awesome. Ridiculously gorgeous too. Got to see that island, the town of Perast, and finally a walking tour of the old city of Kotor. Ridiculous scenery, and lots of hotness too. Very nice. It was a nice way to end our touristic section of the cruise, as after that, it’s just two days at sea then we are back in Barcelona.

That evening, we had made plans to have dinner with Dave in the Silhouette Dining Room. Turns out he hasn’t eaten there yet as he’s by himself so he just ate at the dining hall. No gracias. We had a good time talking with him and we all went to the show afterwards, which was a wonderful female singer who is engaged to the magician from the night before. After that was some time in the casino, where finally someone was able to throw the dice for a long time, and I made some money. Lost it all though once that guy sevened out and no one else could throw worth a damn. Saw Harriet & Doug again too and I just love them so much. Such nice people. Then the three of us went to the Sky Bar for 70s night, and in the course of the evening there, I confirmed with Dave that he’s on our team. It’s nice to know that and makes the conversations a lot more specific. Plus, everyone was wanting to know. Trust me.

Arrival in Montenegro

Our approach to Kotor
Our approach to Kotor26-May-2013 09:05, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 4.0, 6.896mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 200
Beautiful Montenegro environs
Beautiful Montenegro environs26-May-2013 09:05, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 4.0, 6.896mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 200
26-May-2013 09:10, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 4.5, 9.456mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 200
 
26-May-2013 09:10, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 5.0, 12.356mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 100
26-May-2013 09:11, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.5, 4.904mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 200
Rounding the corner to see a tiny little island
Rounding the corner to see a tiny little island26-May-2013 09:11, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 4.5, 9.035mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 200
 
A little island that has a church on it
A little island that has a church on it26-May-2013 09:11, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 5.0, 14.097mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 100
Just doing its thing
Just doing its thing26-May-2013 09:12, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 5.0, 21.556mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 160
It's kind of awesome
It's kind of awesome26-May-2013 09:12, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 5.0, 21.556mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 100
 
Cloudy, but gorgeous
Cloudy, but gorgeous26-May-2013 09:12, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 200
26-May-2013 09:12, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 200
26-May-2013 09:12, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 200
 
26-May-2013 09:13, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 4.5, 7.55mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 200
26-May-2013 09:14, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 200
26-May-2013 09:14, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 4.0, 5.26mm, 0.004 sec, ISO 200
 

Baroque Delicacies Excursion:  Perast and the Islands

And of course, we get on land and the rain heavens open up
And of course, we get on land and the rain heavens open up26-May-2013 11:50, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 320
OF COURSE
OF COURSE26-May-2013 11:50, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 320
Larry's hoping my meltdown is peaceful
Larry's hoping my meltdown is peaceful26-May-2013 12:14, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.025 sec, ISO 200
 
26-May-2013 12:15, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 400
The wooded island from the shore
The wooded island from the shore26-May-2013 12:15, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 5.0, 14.894mm, 0.004 sec, ISO 200
This island is called Our Lady of the Rocks
This island is called Our Lady of the Rocks26-May-2013 12:16, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 5.0, 14.894mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 160
 
26-May-2013 12:16, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 160
The wooded isle is called the Island of St George
The wooded isle is called the Island of St George26-May-2013 12:16, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
Dreary and rainy
Dreary and rainy26-May-2013 12:18, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 200
 
The town of Perast is where we left from
The town of Perast is where we left from26-May-2013 12:18, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.004 sec, ISO 160
After a rainy boat ride, we arrrived on the island
After a rainy boat ride, we arrrived on the island26-May-2013 12:29, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
And the weather seemed to clear
And the weather seemed to clear26-May-2013 12:29, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
 
Up close to the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks
Up close to the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks26-May-2013 12:30, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 4.0, 4.0mm, ISO 200
A miracle - blue skies and sunny!
A miracle - blue skies and sunny!26-May-2013 12:30, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 4.5, 5.503mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 160
As the weather cleared, dramatic scenery overwhelmed us
As the weather cleared, dramatic scenery overwhelmed us26-May-2013 12:31, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 4.0, 5.503mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 125
 

Baroque Delicacies Excursion: Old City of Kotor

Walking to the medieval old town of Kotor
Walking to the medieval old town of Kotor26-May-2013 14:49, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 200
You could hike up the mountain
You could hike up the mountain26-May-2013 14:50, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 4.0, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
26-May-2013 14:51, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 4.5, 8.759mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 125
 
26-May-2013 14:51, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
The entrance to old town
The entrance to old town26-May-2013 14:53, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 125
26-May-2013 15:02, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 4.0, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
 
26-May-2013 15:03, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 4.0, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
26-May-2013 15:03, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
26-May-2013 15:05, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
 
26-May-2013 15:08, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
The Kotor Cathedral - with uneven towers
The Kotor Cathedral - with uneven towers26-May-2013 15:11, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 4.0, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
26-May-2013 15:13, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
 
26-May-2013 15:16, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 4.0, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 125
Kotor Cathedral dates back to 1166
Kotor Cathedral dates back to 116626-May-2013 15:17, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
Medieval pathways through the town
Medieval pathways through the town26-May-2013 15:25, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 200
 

Dramatic Departure from Montenegro

Back on the ship
Back on the ship26-May-2013 18:20, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
Enjoying the view as we departed
Enjoying the view as we departed26-May-2013 18:20, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 160
26-May-2013 18:20, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 320
 
26-May-2013 18:20, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.004 sec, ISO 200
26-May-2013 18:20, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
26-May-2013 18:20, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
 
Enjoying an early evening drink at the bar
Enjoying an early evening drink at the bar26-May-2013 18:22, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 200
26-May-2013 18:22, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 200
26-May-2013 18:22, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.004 sec, ISO 200
 
26-May-2013 18:29, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
26-May-2013 18:29, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 200
26-May-2013 18:30, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 160
 
26-May-2013 18:33, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 160
26-May-2013 18:33, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 5.0, 13.168999mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 160
26-May-2013 18:33, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.5, 4.23mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
 

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