As mentioned before, there is no shortage of rocks in this country. I pass borders and fencelines of piled up rocks ever since I entered Slovenia actually. But this one extra caught my attention and made me stop.. I’ve not seen them as such a close grid of rocks before.. I don’t understand.
I zoomed in with the camera and there are grape vines inside the squares. All I can think of is that in order for them to find the tinyest patch of growable dirt, they just dug out little pockets as it would have been insane to try to move that many rocks from the property?? Don’t Know.. they have their olive trees along the border, grapes on the vine, boats to catch the fish, and plenty of rocks! Land of abundance!!
To get the perfect motorcycle is impossible.. even though I researched the hell out of trying to pick the absolute best bike I could for this trip. I quite often don’t feel I succeeded. And then other times I do! Every bike out there has a huge list of positives and negatives! For instance, you wouldn’t run a marathon in a great pair of high heel shoes! But nice to wear if you want to look good! It really confirmed to me as I hear about the KTM and BMW experience, and then comparing those things they learned with my 690 and their Yamahas.
Again, no cars can fit in the old town.. which is really nice! How many families have lived inside those buildings since they were built. Nobody has run them out for heritage purposes, they are still part of daily life today!
Where the lemon tree grows!
The streets in town are confusing and it took a while to be able to find my way out, but I eventually mastered it.
Marija was an excellent guide showing me everything I might need to know to enjoy my stay here. She’s gone to work, it’s going to rain big time again, so I’ll make my way to their house and settle in.
It rains and rains and rains for days. They keep telling me “this is not normal”!! Normal or not, I’ve had about enough. Anton is ancy to go ride the bikes, he really wants to show me around the mountain roads along with Ivan.. Every day we think we can make a run for it, looks promising early morning.. Then it’s raining hard before we can get the bikes ready.
So in between, I can’t help to explore anyway.. enjoying bits of Trogir.. Remember, my computer is still gone to Austria for repairs, and I am no good at sitting around. I don’t mind riding around in the rain, especially if you know when you’ve had enough of it and you can simply go home.. that is really nice!!
The skies are clearing and fingers crossed we get to ride tomorrow… But the good thing about being stuck by the rain is that I am living amongst the Croatian people. Not just on a holiday but it is daily life for me. I hang out with my Croatian family, manage banking, internet, normal stuff! In the apartment I have my own kitchen, which I would use more if they would stop calling me into their side of the house and feeding me so well!!! Marija is an awesome cook. So lucky to be here… and I repeat, the way I am looked after by the people of Croatia.. the amount of care and support I get from each of them is very very humbling… 😉