We left Split yesterday and have now arrived at Brac Island which is famous for two things: its radiant white stone, from which Diocletian’s Palace in Split is made from and Zlatini Rat Beach. The interior of the island is full of piles of rocks, the result of the women who, over hundreds of years, gathered the rocks in order to prepare the land for the cultivation of vineyards and olive, fig, almond and sour cherry orchards. The drive from the ferry port at Supetar to Bol town was another scenic drive, it never ceases to amaze me how high we climb and follow the coast, just really lovely.
We headed for Bol town to look for the campsite that I had sourced on the internet but when we found it we decided against it as it was pretty much on terraces on a cliff! We ventured back to the town and a guy on a scooter asked if we were looking for a campsite and we said yes and he basically said follow me, so we did! We have ended up at a small family run campsite, Camp Kito, where the pitches are set amongst olive trees and space for only about 10 to 15 campervans, there is also a lovely courtyard restaurant and very friendly owners. The only downside is that there are two sets of showers and loos and they are communal, no separation between the girls and boys and the showers are only screened off with a shower curtain! The site is situated at the back of Bol town within walking distance of the town and Zlatni Rat beach, albeit a bit of a hike coming back up from the town and beach.
Yesterday we ventured to a part of the beach nearest to the town, it was very rocky but very pleasant. Today we walked to Zlatni Rat beach which is a ‘V’ shape into the sea and the very enjoyable walk to it is along a marble-paved promenade sheltered by lovely pine trees. The beach is very trendy; it’s the St Tropez of Croatia! There are a couple of nice bars on the beach and it is one of Croatia’s top beaches that appears in nearly all of Croatia’s publicity. The water is crystal clear and a real joy to swim in, even if it is on the cool side. Tony enjoyed the scenery, very scantily clad and topless girls!
We took a quick look into Bol town on our way back and it looks really appealing. We will venture into the town tomorrow for a better look.
I must tell you that I have been suffering with a cold that I caught from Tony who caught a chill after our extreme bike ride in Rab. I’ve always heard about ‘man flu’ and now catching it fully sympathise with all you guys! I have felt really rough the last two days, my nose hasn’t stopped running, a tickly cough and a thick head, so sorry girls, there is such a thing as ‘man flu’.