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Croatia
Croatia
Holiday dates: 9th to 23rd Sept 2018.
 
Holidaying are: Sue, Sarah, Jo, Elaine, Martin & Andrew, along with Jane & Daniel.
 
Sunday 9th September

After a busy day of travelling we finally arrived at our accomodation at 11:30pm. As you can imagine we were all very tired and went to bed soon after arriving.





Archery during one of our day trips
Archery
at the beach Monday 10th September

Today after breakfast we walked to the beach where we had a picnic. Afterwards some of us went swimming in the sea. We relaxed and had a drink in the cafe. In the evening we had a nice meal. Then some of us listened to the live entertainment.
Tuesday 11th September

After breakfast we took a minibus to Trogir, this is the closest town to our apartments. Some of us walked around a historic castle and had the chance to play archery at the castle. We then had lunch, most had pizza in a lovely cafe. We went gift shopping before returning back to the hotel. After some rest and relaxation we had our evening meal. Some then enjoyed a drink in the bar and some wanted to have a drink in the beach bar.
Group
swim Wednesday 12th September

We had breakfast and then enjoyed a relaxing morning. We all had a picnic on Jane and Daniel's balcony. In the afternoon we had the chance to swim in the lovely sea. Then we decided to stop in a cafe for pancakes. In the evening we ate our evening meal and listened to the singer at the entertainment and danced the night away.
Thursday 13th September

Today we were driven in the hotel minibus to The National Park and the amazing waterfalls, situated in Southern Croatoa. We had the chance to visit a church and see some wonderful scenery along with the waterfalls. They are situated in the Krka River and known for a series of 7 waterfalls. We then enjoyed a picnic lunch in beautiful surroundings. Later, we ate our evening meal and had another chance to take in the entertainment and to dance the night away.
Waterfall
pool Friday 14th September

We decided to write our postcards after breakfast. After our picnic on the balcony we went for a swim in the hotel pool. This was Sue's first time in the water, on the holiday. It was a lovely large pool for those who wanted to swim. In the evening we enjoyed the entertainment again. Sue was loving the chance to dance again and she actually had applause for her dance moves!
Saturday 15th September

Today we walked along the picturesque seafront. It was a beautiful sunny day with blue skies. Along the route we came across gym equipment and everyone, especially Martin, enjoyed trying it out. We then all played air hockey, darts and pool on the pool tables, all under a sun shade. We made a record of the points to use towards prizes at the end of the holiday. We had lunch in a cafe followed by swimming in the sea. Later after our meal we played bingo and had a quiz on Jo and Elaine's balcony.  
gym equipment
Croatia Sunday 16th September

We travelled by boat today to Trogir. We explored the monastery there and lit some candles and prayed for loved ones. It was another beautiful sunny day and we strolled around the town, stopped for a picnic lunch and had the chance to shop for gifts and souvenirs. We also bought the stamps for our post cards and had a drink in a cafe and enjoyed the view across the sea. We travelled back by minibus and after dinner enjoyed the entertainment again.
Monday 17th September

After breakfast we played bingo.Then we went to the beach where some of us went on paddle boards. This was great fun. We had drinks in the cafe and later lunch on Jo and Elaine's balcony. We also visited the swimming pool again and Jo went in the sea. After dinner we enjoyed a quiz on Sarah and Sue's balcony.
bingo
The church on the walk Tuesday 18th September

Today Daniel, Jo and Andrew went for a walk to the harbour and the church in the next village. Jane made her special cheese on toast for lunch. Afterwards Martin and Elaine went for a stroll whilst the rest of us walked along the promenade towards Trogir. Once at Trogir we found a nice cocktail bar. Later we all went to the pool before going to dinner. There was a rock band to listen to this evening.
Wednesday 19th September

We started the day with an early breakfast as we were going on a boat trip. The boat would be visiting 3 Islands along the journey. Again it was a beautiful day with blue skies. We stopped to eat and swim in the blue lagoon along with drinks in a cafe. We also did some gift shopping and stopped in a cafe bar for cocktails. Once back we had a quiz night.
boat trip
Croatia Thursday 20th September

Today we played mini golf at the beach. We teamed into pairs with Jane scoring and Sarah watching the games, it was great fun. Jo and Andrew were the winning team! After lunch at the hotel we relaxed around the pool. Another chance for a swim in the pool or sea. We went to a lovely restaurant near the sea for our dinner followed by drinks and cocktails in another bar.
    Saturday 21st September


We went travelling on a two hour cruise to the Croatian City of Split where we visited a Roman temple built in 300AD. We bought gifts and ate lunch in the square. In the evening after dinner we went to the entertainment, unfortunately the play was in Croatian so we could not understand it but it was an experience.
Split
baech
Sunday 22nd September



We visited the beach today and some of the group went on the kayaks and paddle boards. We had a picnic for lunch and then we played a games competition followed by swimming. We also packed our bags ready for going home tomorrow. Dinner this evening was special as the hotel had made a birthday cake for Daniel's birthday (which was the next day). We had organized the cake, candles, sparklers and balloons. As we were travelling back tomorrow we all had an early night


Saturday 23rd September

We all woke up early as we had to be at the airport early this morning. The flight was actually delayed by an hour but this was of course out of our control. It was a tiring day but we had so many great memories of our holiday!


One of our games sessions
games
 
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