Tuesday, September 22, 2015

From Motenegro to Greece

 Docked in Kotor with a big cruise ship behind us.

There was a second cruise ship anchored out in the bay.

We hop scotched along the Montenegro coast to Bar but not before we rented a car, and explored the rugged mountains of Montenegro. Once done with our land excursion we left the bay of Kotor and cruised to Bigova to anchor out there for the night.  Bigova is a bay only 7 nm south of the bay of Kotor. From there we cruised to Bar, with a lunch stop over by the island of Sveti Stefan.  Once in Bar, we stayed at the marina and took on 2000 plus liters of fuel first thing in the morning.   Montenegro offers tax free fuel, so we took advantage of that. Who would not at 0.61 Euro cents per liter. Once fueled up we had to leave Montenegro right away. We went straight to Durres, which was only a 7 1/2 hour run from Bar.
 Continuing South we made and  overnight stop in Vlore and from there on to the Greek island of Corfu. The weather was absolutely perfect for the crossing from Montenegro to Greece. On our last day (just under 10 hours cruising) we set up a table on the bridge and had a game of "Canasta"  The water was like a "mill pond", could not have hoped for a smoother run for the last few days of cruising.

The old castle walls in Kotor by night.

Some pictures of the old "walled" city of Kotor. 

A look at Kotor bay from the mountain 

the country side up in the mountain.

Prosciutto ham everywhere.

It is delicious.  

This one is awaiting to be put to the knife.

And this one is ready for the knife!!!

The ham is held in a unique device while the  ham is hand cut to very thin slices. 

A picture of the four of us at our coffee stop. 

The "beauty" and the "beast"

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