Greetings! We’re cruising towards Corfu, Greece tonight. We had a marvelous and relaxing day in Kotor, Montenegro. This small breakaway republic was formed in 2006, but the area has an active history dating back to the Greeks and Romans. To reach Kotor, our ship sailed through the spectacular Gulf of Kotor, usually described as a Mediterranean fjord (it’s really a canyon carved by a submerged river). This 30-km journey was awe-inspiring; we got up very early to see the sailing into the narrow channels surrounded by spectacular granite and limestone peaks.
Kotor is an exquisite walled city, listed on the UNESCO world heritage sites. We had a great time wandering the marble-paved alleys and major streets and visited several churches, including St. Tryphon’s, founded in 809 AD. It was very warm and sunny today again, so at lunchtime we found a cool cafe spot in the shadow of the peaks and had a great little pizza for lunch (with some excellent Montenegran wine and beer – of course!).
Tonight we sat on our verandah for the sail out from Kotor, seeing the “other side”. We’ll try to upload photos soon – if you ever get the chance, do not miss taking a cruise that visits Kotor and Dubrovnik.