After leaving Mostar, we headed to the Neretva Valley, where Roman has friends who own a restaurant in a small village. I had already explored the area as we passed through the town on our way to Dubrovnik but this time we enjoyed a ride on one of the 100 year old wooden boats. We didn't really have a destination -we just spent an enjoyable afternoon on the Neretva River. I have to say it was one of the highlights of our trip ( there were many). In terms of photography it was difficult due to the harsh mid-day light but the scenery was still great.
Some lily pads in the river.
Roman's friend and captain of our vessel.
Miles enjoying himself as always.
Miles and Allen. The strawberries in the basket were huge and delicious, however I did not care for the drinks. I was told that I wouldn't be able to taste the alcohol. Miles and Allen should have had their cameras ready to catch my expression as I had a drink.
It was a very peaceful couple of hours on the river, absolutely perfect weather. Again, the water was pristine.
An old boat on the side of the river.
The ducks all lined up nicely for us.
Another boat on the side of the river.
One of the many fishing nets we saw.
Some houses on the side of the river.
We were happy to see this fisherman which added a lot of interest. It was fun to watch him.
A close up view as his boat came nearby.
A close up photograph of Anna Lisa.
Kula Norinska is a monumental fortress from the 16th century. The tower was built to guard the Ottoman Empire from the Venetian ships on the Neretva River. Now the tower is neglected as you can see from the overgrown ivy.
I was wishing that I had brought a long lens with me as there were a lot of birds in the area.
Getting back to the village.
At the end of the day we drove back to Dubrovnik for our final group dinner.