|.Cruise Days 7-9, Kotor, Montenegro; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Pula, Istria, Croatia|
approach received the largest
morning crowed packed into
the Explorerís Deck. Steep Montenegrin
hills comprise the fjord that leads inward,
and then inward even more,
to the ancient Venetian walled city.
Another UNESCO site, Kotor impresses
with its beauty of water and mountain.
The unique Our Lady of the Rocks
lay on the itinerary of two of our groups.
We marveled at a city that none of us
seemed aware of before this trip.
|a different language in Kotor||dramatic trail lighting display at departure|
|sidewalk service from Viking into Kotor||view from our balcony into Kotor||St Tryphon, illustrious history, interior|
|a close-up of trail from photo above||Perast, home of Baroque homes||entry gate into Kotor|
its preserved city wall
|stunning red roof vista, powerful wall||Dubrovnik's Main Street, before crowd|
Dubrovnik street views: tall, craggy hills rise rapidly; one of two gates enter the wall; a narrow side street leading to center
|defensive spot from wall||Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones setting||street music|
Pula captured our attention with a
Roman amphitheater in plain view upon leaving our tender.
|Views of Pula's Roman Amphitheater: from water's approach; inside the 20,000+ seat structure; heading for the underground tour|
|ancient map, Istria in center||guide Ratko showing us Porec||Porec's Byzantine Euphrasian Basilica|