Sharon’s blog 08/05/13
Within minutes of entering
the majestic bays of Montenegro, I was in awe. This country sky rocketed to the top of my list in terms
of sheer beauty. The views are simply stunning. The Bay of Kator is one of the most
beautiful places we have seen. In stark contrast to our setting in Albania, we stayed at a very swanky marina which attracts
the super yacht owners and the rich and famous. However, the staff was welcoming and extremely helpful
to the not rich and famous. Unlike any other marina we have been in the staff drove us in a golf cart to
each of the three offices we needed to visit for immigration and walked us through the process. We had
to laugh; their handbook assured us that their personal shopping service could get anything the yacht owner needed: caviar,
fois grias, and Hellman’s mayonnaise! (Grey Poupon was not on the list)
We rented a car and set off to visit the old towns of Kator. The ancient city of Kator is
a thriving walled city complete with a moat and a castle. For you Game of Throne fans, I felt like I had
stepped back in time, expecting to see a Lannister or a Stark around each corner. In Preast, we took a
small ferry out to visit a beautiful old church only accessible by boat. Kim did an amazing job navigating
our not so small rental car on an incredibly small windy road around the Bay. Every inch of beach was being
thoroughly utilized by sun bathers and swimmers.
treat was running into friends, Mark and Dot, on S/V Puena. We met them first in French Polynesia.
We enjoyed catching up.
After taking advantage of the cheapest
duty free fuel in the Med, we bid a very fond farewell to Montenegro. Next stop: Croatia.
Georgia J, moored at ACI Marina, Dubrovnik, Croatia