The sun was rising over the water again on Thursday morning as we ate breakfast and caught another ferry—the 8:30 AM ferry across the narrow straits from Orebic to the island of Korcula. We drove to the little town of Pupnat in the center of the island, mounted our bikes and began a loop ride toward the sea. As always, we had spectacular views to the Adriatic before leaving the main road for a narrow track that wound through vineyards.
After rejoining the main road, we climbed 4 km back toward the center of the island, looped downward to the vineyard road once again and, after another 3 km climb, descended to the sea to a secluded cove for lunch.
That ended our day on bikes and left just enough time for a tour of the historic town of Korcula before taking the ferry back across the straits to Orebic.
Back at Hotel Indijan, we relaxed for an hour before Mike threw an exclamation point at us: a special lamb peka dinner at a farm atop a mountain overlooking Orebic and the straits. (52 km, 700 m)
Ok Jack, now you are just being cruel. We have loved your blog and the photos, but now you show us the gastronomical side of the trip that leaves us drooling. This has to be one of the best trips you guys have ever taken! And no trip would be complete without you ‘boys’ finding a few extra km’s to ride and climb.
OK, you got it. More cruelty–gastronomical post coming up!
Being by the sea all day is delightful. That cove is lovely.
Those of us stuck in the rain soaked mountains of NC find it difficult to read your blogs! We can’t wait for your trip to end so we can get back to our everyday life and quit living vicariously through you all. (Just kidding!) Keep sending those blogs.
The food, the scenery, everything about this trip looks great.