I went swimming before breakfast: the water was shallow and I had to wade in for quite a while before it got deep enough to cover my shoulders. The light split in the water and made rainbow and golden coloured lattices on the surface of the sand beneath my feet – and an occasional wee stripy fish swimming past. I hid from the sun again, before I cycle the 7 miles or so to the ferry that will take me back to the mainland (the stretch of water looks close enough to swim, which must be deceiving as it takes the ferry 18minutes to negotiate). There is a big hill to climb up from the ferry before the day is over.
I skype Jane and Ants and put daily draws on Ravelry. Looked up a moth I saw several times in Slovenia – it’s a hummingbird hawkmoth and rather stunning.
I am enjoying watching the swallows swoop and dive through the air too. Finally drag myself into action and depart at 15.30hrs.
I’m running short of ready cash (have euros but very few Croatian Kuns) but I assume (wrongly) that there will be an exchange place or ATM at the ferry. Fortunately the ticket officer agreed to take Euros (all of €4). Phew – didn’t fancy backtracking up the steep hill I’d just whizzed down. It WAS a long climb up from the ferryport on the Mainland – but I enjoyed the views over the islands. Just 10miles along the top and I started looking for a camp site. I found a deserted house and decided to not bother with the tent and camp out under the stars on a cement platform (obviously built to facilitate turning cars) which jutted out and allowed views up and down the coast line. I watched the Plough (or big dipper if you prefer) and Casseopia rotate around Polaris when I woke up several times that night- in a sort of stop/start shutter film motion.