Anyone who likes a road trip with deep, precipitous gorges, huge, towering trees and winding narrow roads should do this drive. Just like the limestone country of the Cevenne & Ardeche in France.
First stop is the peace of Moracha monastery.
A stop for fresh fruit – the family get their produce out for us tourists.
A stop for lunch on the River Tara. This bridge at one point in time was the longest bridge in Europe – until they built a longer one somewhere else!!
A fun thing to do is the zip wire across the gorge. This is how to do it.
This is how not to do it – hang in the middle and require rescue
From here we travel up to 1400 metres and the ski area and another national park. A walk around the glacial lake clears the head in the cool clear atmosphere.
Got to show you this from last night. The storm clouds gather over the island outside Kotor.
This led to a huge storm overnight with thunder, lightening & torrential rain. We left the damp streets of Kotor to wind our way down the coast to Bodvar. A lovely mediaeval fortified town with any patch of beach hosting cheek by jowel sunbeds.
Work this one out.
From here we head inland up to the mountains & the green tranquility of Virpazer on Lake Skader in the national park.
After lunch in this small lakeside village (grilled eel in my case – a local speciality; come on, got to be tried once) we take a leisurely trip around this huge lake.
The skipper & his mate!!
I forego a bevvy at the local bar on my return.
Norway, Switzerland & Scotland all rolled into one. Fyords in the sun come to mind, well at least in the morning before the rumbling thunder and lightening comes ever closer.
Sunday in Kotor & the church of St Gryphon. Anyone ever heard of him?
The band plays outside in the square
And parades through the streets.
For some it’s just too much.