We had a wonderful walking tour of Dubrovnik in 90 degree heat. Fortunately we started early before the sun made the wall almost intolerable. Hiccup one occurred when Kit had her cash and some credit cards lifted in a coffee shop. She had more cash and other cards so it was only an inconvenience. Our tour included a walk on the walls and a city tour. After a stop for lunch we continued to wander the old town until heat and exhaustion mandated a return to the hotel. Once there I decided to take advantage of the swimming pool. Again the heat and sun limited the time I could spend outdoors. That evening we rode the cable car to the top of the mountain for the view and sunset before having dinner with the group.
In the mean time Donna was waiting for her husband to catch up with us. He had arrived at the airport in San Francisco with an out dated passport and had to wait for his current one to be fedexed from TN. Hitch number 2.
The next day Tuesday, I believe, we got in a bus for a visit to Kotor at the head of Kotor Bay in Bosnia-Herzegovina. They can’t agree on a flag, a national anthem, or even a name. We took a boat ride to a man made Island in the Bay that sits on the spot where an icon was found washed up on a reef 100s of years ago. Then on up the Bay to the old walled city of Kotor. After a walking tour we split up and had lunch while some prepared to walk up to the chapel, half way up to the fortress at the top of the wall. A couple of people misunderstood the instructions and continued to the top delaying us almost an hour. In the mean time Donna, who was waiting for her husband to catch up with us, had her passport, credit cards and cash stolen. This became a major hitch as we could not get her back into Croatia with us. After a wait of an hour at the border, we left her and Vlaho at the border and proceeded back to the hotel. On arrival Carol and I had to explain to a bewildered, jet lagged Bob why his wife was not with the group. To close that loop, we have word that Donna got a new passport issued at the Embassy in the Montenegran Capitol and they will be traveling with the next OAT group to join us here in Sarajevo tomorrow.
To be continued