The last three Septembers Jen and I have had a sea kayaking trip to North-West Scotland. This year Jen fancied somewhere further afield and we are just back from a week kayaking in Croatia.
After flying to Dubrovnik and being picked up by Dom from Adriatic Kayak Tours we had a wander around the beautiful walled city before meeting the rest of the team.
The first three nights were in tents as we paddled up the coast from Zaton bay to Broce in the Ston Kanal. At Broce we moved in to the first of the very friendly guesthouses and hotels used for the rest of the trip before a walk in to Ston to see the walls and for another excellent meal. Good food was a definite feature of the trip.
From Ston we headed back to Dubrovnik over the next three days via the islands of Olipa, Sipan, Lopud, and Kolocep before finishing back in Zaton Bay. The coastline is mostly limestone with lots of caves to explore either in the kayaks or a couple we had to swim in to. There would also be plenty of climbing and deep water soloing potential. The weather wasn’t too hot, we had some rain and evenings were cool, which suited Jen and I. The previous week it had rained properly for the first time in nearly three months, so if you’re a sun lover it might be worth going earlier in the year.
Thanks to the Liz, Dave, Rosanne and Philip for providing great company and to Tammy and particularly Dom from Adriatic Kayak Tours for his excellent local knowledge, good kayaking tips, patience and sense of fun.