Cruising in the Adriatic part 1 2016

After provisioning and lifting ‘Wanderer’ in the water we left Krk in the early afternoon 1400 hrs on July the 22nd.

We were heading for Rabac on Istria. We met some boats under way but not much. For most of the trip the wind was in our back. We arrived at 19.15 hrs. The bay at Rabac was pretty busy with anchored boats but we found a spot on the quay with mooring lines and water and electricity. It’s a nice town with some decent restaurants and a Konzum for groceries.

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On Saturday we crossed the sea in a couple of hours in light weather to Cres. Security message from Rijeka Radio warning for thunderstorms. We met the Max Carrier (http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2433822), I called him on the VHF but got no reply. In Cres I changed the engine oil.

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Temperatures were high and we were soon swimming.

Cres

Sunday saw us leave early for the crossing to Medulin, on the South tip of the Istria peninsula. We left at 10 AM.

The forecast was fine with a risk of local thunder storms and halfway we were surprised by a furious storm from the South West.  Waves were building up very quickly and on Wanderer the only dry spot was the cockpit. We decided to run for cover and changed heading to Luka Budava were we arrived after two in the afternoon and dropped the anchor at the end of the bay in 3 meters depth. After some hours the wind dropped and we continued our way to Medulin on a much friendlier sea, where we arrived at 1900.

Medulin

After catching the mooring buoy we lowered the dinghy and went straight for dinner.

On Tuesday we left in the early morning to be greeted by a brisk North-easterly on the way to Unije Island. During the trip the wind and waves build up further but nothing alarming and Wanderer was enjoying it with 6.5 knots. The bay on Unije has stunning blue water and while the Bora was blowing we stayed here for 2 days. There are four mooring lines on each buoy now. 2 in the front, 2 on the back.

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