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  • Seagull
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    In the evening there was a Barbeque Dinner for everyone out on deck (with tables set out up in the covered area on deck 5 as well as on deck 4).




    It was a convivial evening in a truly idyllic setting.
    At 23:30 Serenissima set sail for Dubrovnik.

    Jan-Olav’s images of his visit to Kotor can be found in his thread “The maiden voyage of the SERENISSIMA Split – Venice” from about #28
    and here in this thread from #442

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    Following a two hour guided walking tour of the town (which included visits to the cathedral and the maritime museum), the rest of the day was free for independent explorations. I was in no doubt what I would do:- follow in the steps of our Captain to to the fortress of San Giovanni. Jan-Olav has described this zig-zag path and steps as a "steep hillside climb" and as "strenuous" and "a hot walk", and I can certainly agree with him! You can get an impression of the route in his photo, and that small chapel with a tower in the centre of the photo can be seen in relation to sea level in mine (#1120/2) above.


    A view of Serenissima from the path...



    ...and from higher up...


    ...and finally the proof to show Jan-Olav that I made it to the top - a carefully choosen viewpoint that includes the ship, the flagpole, and a stunning view - like Norway but warmer!

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    The view from my cabin porthole…


    …and the view of my cabin porthole, ideal for my travel mascot Sea-Troll to keep an eye on quayside activity!


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    Arriving at Kotor, we dock on the right side of the triangular-shaped quay, opposite Athena.


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    The fjord-like coastline is actually a ria - formed by the inundation of former river valleys by the sea. Verige Strait is the narrowest part, forming the entrance to the inner bay, the Bay of Kotor (though confusingly the whole area of winding bays and connecting channels is called that in English).



    Rather than heading directly to the port, the ship took us close to two picturesque small islands. There is a Benedictine monastery on the Island of St.George, and an old graveyard amid cyprus trees. On the other island, Our Lady of the Rocks, there is a church of the same name and a museum.


    Beautiful moody light as the ship slowly turns before heading to Kotor

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