12 Mar Split
We found a very nice campground outside of Split, which we plan on calling home for the next few days. It is located right at the beautiful, clean beach with the bluest water we have seen; and it must have the nicest staff and cleanest facilities we have experienced in a very long time.
The weather initially looked like it was going to be sunny and nice; but changed quickly to rainy and very, very windy. In fact it was so windy, we actually had to utilize all of our stakes we carry for the first time to secure all of the outriggers of the tent and the tarp, to keep them from flying away. Even then we had to re-stake a few here and there, because the wind gusts would rip them out of the ground at times.
Yet, between the lazy, rainy days, we also had a few nice, sunny (but still windy) days, while staying in Split. That’s, when we decided to take a hike up in the surrounding mountains, and to sight-see Split.
We found out about local hike, that lead up the steep, rocky mountain to a little chapel. What initially looked like a nice hiking path, soon turned into a goat path and before we knew it we were climbing over big lose rocks and even bigger boulders. However, the view on top was well worth the the effort.
After another day of rain and hunkering down in the tent, while watching movies, reading, and taking naps, we go to check out the old town of Split with its Diocletian Palace, narrow alleyways, and parks.
After exploring the old part of town, we decided to go where the locals hang out for relaxation, at Marjan Hill.
The rest of our time in Split, we spent soaking in the sun at the campsite, walking along the beach, and trying to take a few night shots.
While taking the sunset shots we had the pleasure of meeting Marina, a local lady who told us about her husband’s (Ante) local pub called “Primorac” located on the main road in town. We also had a great time hanging out with Andrew and Jenna at “Primorac” while having a couple of glasses of home made wine. The two come from “Down-under” and are a fun couple who plan on traveling through Europe in their little camper-van for a year and happen to occupy the spot in the campsite near our little tent.