Our second day in Croatia found us taking a day trip to the neighboring country of Montenegro, where the picturesque coastline did not disappoint us.
We first took a quick boat trip to Our Lady of the Rocks
where during the 17th century, locals built a Baroque church on this island and filled it with symbols of thanks for answered prayers.
A jewel of a chapel, it is a popular wedding site, and through the years, brides have left behind a huge collection
of wedding bouquets.
Also fascinating to us was an amazing embroidery made by a local woman who worked on it for more than 25 years, using her own hair for the hair of the angels, and when you look carefully, you can see the subtle change of her hair color through the years.
Sailing back from Our Lady of the Rocks, we headed next to Kotor, an historic
and lovely town oozing with charm. The Cathedral of St. Tryphon, built in 1166 is situated up against the limestone cliffs behind it.
The cliffs are fortified with ancient walls which stretch for 4 and a half kilometers above the city.
The Old Town is about wandering,
taking in the churches, and seeing the sights of the Old Town which was built between the 12th and 14th century.
We strolled through alleys and passageways,
and we treated ourselves to a "pick-me-up" of Italian ice cream in the town square.
As the day drew to a close, we headed back towards Dubrovnik, stopping for dinner first in the small resort town of Cavtat.
Much calmer than bustling Dubrovnik,
the sunset inspired us as
we enjoyed strolling the seafront promenade,
catching our breath after a busy day.
The boats anchored on the shore were of all shapes and sizes, but nothing compared to the boat which took us island hopping on our final day in Croatia. More about that in my next post--hope you'll stop back by for a visit!