After we left Split, we drove to Dubrovnik taking a detour to visit some friends of Romans who own a restaurant in a small vilage in the Neretva Valley. The Neretva River is the largest river of the eastern part of the Adriatic basin. The river flows through Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia and is the largest karst river in the Dynamic Alps in the eastern part of the Adriatic basin. Its total length is 230 kilometres (143 miles).
On the way, Roman pulled off the road so I could photograph this town on the sea.
There were some pretty dramatic clouds in the sky today.
The Norin River is a tributary of the Neretva River. This photo was taken in the tiny village where Roman's friends lived. I decided to go and explore the area while Roman was visiting.
The town cemetery.
Overlooking the houses in the town.
A boat on the river. Romans' friends give tours on the river. Roman asked me if I thought I would like to come back here for a boat ride later on in the week. I agreed that would be a lot of fun so stay tuned for some photos taken later in the week.
On the coastal road to Durbrovnik we stopped to take a few photos and admire the scenery.
We got to the hotel around six and I explored the area after settling into the hotel and having dinner. The gorgeous hotel was on the water about fifteen minutes from Dubrovnik. There was some beautiful light at this time of the day. I spent a couple of hours outside waiting for the sun to set.
There were a few people around. These guys were on a tour of the area and I had a nice chat with them.
Roman got a better photo of this boat passing through from the balcony in his room. Each room in the hotel had a view of the ocean.
During the evening, I also tried some longer exposures which is always fun.
There were some amazing clouds out.
Here is a photograph of the hotel we stayed at, viewed from the back. The hotel itself was beautiful and the breakfast buffet was outstanding. I was happy to be staying here for the next six nights.
One last shot of the evening.