Heart Shaped Island picnic – Galesnjak

Recently I got an email from a Taiwanese couple requesting a visit to Galesnjak – the Herat Shaped Island. They were coming to Croatia and this was one of the key places to visit on their list. I have organized a pickup at the bus station in Zadar and transfer to Turanj where they boarded…

Traditional wooden boats in Croatia

Croatian Adriatic has a long tradition of shipbuilding. From the rope-knitted small boats from Nin lagoon to the mighty Liburnas of Roman navy… The connection with the sea was so great due to the fact that the hinterland of Dalmatia was always hostile and roads were poor. Most of the trade was going along the…

Split – Croatia Boat Show

Croatia Boat Show is one of the top 10 boating shows in the World – as the organizers like to call it. And it is definitely nice and flashy. Split is usually lovely at this tome of the year but the weather is hard to predict and it was changing from day to day, from…

Kaić na kraju – painting the boat

It is that time of year again… Time to pull out the boat and fix what is needed. Clean it and paint it. This is our late grandfather’s boat. The boat in Dalmatia is called “kaić” – read kaich. It is about 40 years old now but still in excellent shape. My family comes from…