13th June 2019 by emmadurnford

13th June 2019

I set my alarm for 6.15am - yuk. We were ready and the apartment tidied by 7.30 and again, Ivica gave us some more good advice about Korçula and helped us out into the traffic!

It was an easy drive down to the ferry port as we had planned it very carefully and in the event we were 3 hours early but three cars were already in front of us in the queue. We parked up and walked back into the town and it was actually really nice to enjoy Split before the hoards arrived. We discovered more side streets, found the fish market and and we had time to enjoy a coffee and bought a traditional Dalmatian cake for the ferry trip. We also had a chance for a close up look at one of the granite Egyptian sphinxs that are over 3,500 years old.

Eventually the cars started boarding the ferry. We were third on and the ferry was really nice, lots of room, definitely not full although the chap showing us where to park the car said it gets very, very busy in literally a couple of weeks.

The ferry journey was so smooth - I risked NOT taking a sea sickness tablet and was absolutely fine. First thing, a cup of coffee to go with our cakes. We then spent the rest of the journey out on deck looking at the different islands was we passed through.

In just under three hours we were docking at Vela Luka on Korçula. It was actually a really easy journey to our next apartment in the little village on Lumbarda. We slightly overshot the entrance but our new host Ivo popped out to guide us in - easier parking than the last place!

Our apartment is lovely, two bedroom, two bathroom and directly overlooking the sea which is about 10 meters away if that. Ivo and his wife have left us a bottle of their family wine and some home made limoncello and home made candied peel (Colin enjoyed that as I was not keen). We literally got the luggage in and then went for a swim, it was so warm that I was able to get my shoulders under very quickly. The water is so clear and full of marine life, fish, sea cucumbers, crabs and hermit crabs. There is also a good supermarket just up the road - not quite so good as Zadar but not bad.

Later in the evening, we walked about 10 minutes to a fish restaurant we had read about. It had a lovely location and our table was right next to the sea. Service was not that good and although the food was nice, it was not worth the high price tag, especially as they (as a large number of other places) did not take cash!

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