Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Istrian Late Summer Cruise
At noon on Sunday 25th August 2019 with high tide I left Stella Marina with my experienced women crew: Eva, Evi and Ilse for Uvala Strunjan in Slovenia. After anchoring we took only a short swim because of many jellyfish and prepared a nice Bistecca Fiorentina.
After motoring south next morning we declared entry to Croatia in Novigrad, walked around the city and bought some provisions. We sailed further south east into Cervar Porat, where we anchored west of the small harbor and encountered a lot of jellyfish again. Our on-board dinner was nice Pasta Pomodoro and a good bottle of red wine.
Next morning we motored with no wind south to Rovinj, where we bunkered diesel and bought some nice Branzinos. We continued round Rt. Kurent and anchored in cristall clear waters in Uvala Polaris with no jellyfish and best swimming conditions. So we spent 2 days at anchor in nice weather. At evening we cooked our Branzinos in the oven with some potatoes and vegetables.
On Thursday 29th we sailed south to Pula and moored in the ACI marina. We strolled around the city and visited market and fortress. A typical Croatian Dinner we had at Pizzeria Jupiter, Next day at noon with nice westerly winds we tacked back to Rovinj, where we moored in the new ACI Marina and had a sumptuous fish dinner at Bar Rio.
Before dawn Eva left us by catamaran from VeneziaLines to meet her husband in Venice.
The rest of the crew and I sailed again with nice westerly winds to Uvala Sv. Martin, where we anchored, took a swim with no jellyfish and cooked some mackerel with rice.
Weather forecast promised bad weather for the next days, so we decided to return back to Italy. After crossing northern Adriatic we reached Stella Marina with high tide at noon of September 1st. When the rain started we had already finished our dinner in Marano Lagunare at Trattoria Barkaneta
We sailed 165sm in 33h during 9 days.
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