This past week my family was in one of my favorite places. We were in Crikvenica, Croatia. It is a charming little coastal city. It is on the Adriatic. If you like to take pictures as much as I do, you will love it.
We usually go there in the Spring. We have several friends who live in Croatia and they say that it is packed in the Summer. It is so serene and relaxing this time of year.
The morning air is fresh, crisp and still. The birds sing and the waves crash against the rocks. The colors are so beautiful. The people are kind and welcoming and the food is tasty.
We were there for several days. I can honestly tell you that the laid back nature of the culture there and the easy going people had a calming effect on me. I am home now and feeling refreshed and renewed. It was a perfect break from our normal routine.
Crikvenica’s name comes from the Croatian word for church. There is a large white church near the beach. In the town harbor there is a statue of a fisherman. It is there to represent the spirit of the fisherman. If you walk around you are bound to find sea shells, seagulls and even an occasional sea urchin.
In the past this was a Roman settlement called Ad Turres. It was also an important health resort. Early one morning I went out for a walk on the beach. The morning hues are so relaxing. The deep, rich tones in the water were beautiful The sky was full with birds and the air smelled of Myrrh. It was a sweet smell similar to that of jasmine.
Though this was not our first time, I won’t soon forget this experience. I could not stop taking pictures. Here are some of my favorites.
What are the top 3 things you would do if you had a week to go anywhere?
Have you ever been to Croatia? Have you visited Crikvenica? Which picture did you like the most.?I am going to print some out to frame.
I am linking up with Sunday Traveler today.