On the Road and In Your Backyard

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Today, pictures from valued commenter Sister Golden Bear.

Many visitors just stop at Korčula town itself, but since I had a car, I took a day to explore the island with many delightful off-the-beaten path places. (At least to foreign tourists, there were Croatian vacation homes everywhere along the water.)

Taken on June 2012

Korčula, Croatia

The waters around the island were amazingly clear.

Taken on June 2012

Korčula, Croatia

There were many coves and small bays lined with vacation homes and small boats.

Taken on June 2012

Korčula, Croatia

Back in Korčula town at the end of the day.

Taken on June 2012

Korčula, Croatia

Yes, it was as tranquil as it looks.


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    p.a. says:

    Wow. Tks, nice way to start what is an ‘icky’ day here.

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    Baud says:

    Pretty. Great shots.

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    satby says:

    That looks like a lovely area. Glad you had a nice trip!

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    arrieve says:

    What a beautiful place, and a lovely way to start what looks like yet another gray, drizzly day here. Thanks for sharing.

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    debbie says:


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    Barbara says:

    I have been to other coastal places in Croatia but not Korcula (alas!) and the clarity of the Adriatic water everywhere I went is just enchanting. You captured it really well in these pictures.

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    JPL says:

    When I see pictures of water, I just want to sit on the edge of the shore. Beautiful pics.

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    rikyrah says:

    Those pictures are beautiful :)

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    opiejeanne says:

    Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing with us.

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    Enhanced Voting Techniques says:

    So my news of the wierd

    So I was GMing this on line role playing game, reasonably large, 900 members. It starts eating up my life, the owner starts acting weird and undermining me, I am stressing, I quit, a week and half I quit, the whole thing dies.

    So big deal, thus is nerdome on the interubes. Well….

    People started talking to me – the weirdness that angered me to the point I rage quit was the owner has a gambling habit, is now dead broke to cover the money shortfall was running an extortion racket and trying to hide it from me, The owner was getting the IP address of the players and threatening to doxx them to their families or work what they were doing on line (needless to say there was a lot of adults being adults, and no, I wasn’t GMing that, as hilariously awesome as that sounds, calculate to hit ACO indeed) This was all behind my back, so lovely.

    And all I wanted was a role playing game.

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