Before I let you know what we have been up to today, I really need to let you know about the ‘lost keys’ fiasco that happened last night.
Whilst I was writing last night’s blog, Tony said that he couldn’t find the van keys, I carried on writing the blog whilst Tony turned the van upside down and inside out as we had at least come to the conclusion that the keys had to be in the van. After much searching and lots of distraction for me, I detached myself from the blog to help look for the keys, using a torch to look in all the nooks and crannies as by now it was also dark. I quote Tony; “I always look after the keys, I can’t have lost them”. I checked inside shoes, umbrellas, you name it, I looked in it! I just happened to shine the torch where the safe is kept (so safe that you cannot find it) and noticed a set of keys dangling from the lock. Yes, these were the van keys and why were they in the safe lock? The night before, Tony had decided to split the Croatian money between us, which he did and we happened to call in at a supermarket yesterday to do some food shopping but when we got to the till, Tony could not find the Croatian money, why you may ask; because Tony put his share of the money back in the safe instead of in his wallet so we had to open the safe to look for the money and that is when he left the keys in the safe lock. Not only did Tony lose the money and the keys, he also lost the plot!
Now to today. We drove into Porec and did the usual tourist stuff, visiting the old Town, the Euphrasian Basilica, a World Heritage site and one of Europe’s finest intact examples of Byzantine art, which includes a church, an atrium, a belfry and a baptistery. It is very old and the most spectacular site is the 6th-century wall mosaics in the apse. We also climbed the Belfry to enable us to see Porec from above. (See pictures below). Porec is small and quaint and probably typical of Croatian architecture. The sun came out so we headed back to the campsite for a bit of what we also came here for, sunbathing! As the campsite is on the water, there is a very good man-made sunbathing area with steps into the sea. We then ventured out on our bikes and found a very nice cycle path and did a spot of exploring, finding huge holiday resorts and campsites all around the coastline.
Enjoyed a BBQ this evening watching the sun go down, just what we wanted to experience!
Heading south for Pula tomorrow calling in at the fishing village of Rovinj on the way.