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Dave's Digital Postcards from the Adriatic and Greece on Thomson Celebration

Postby Mungo » 19 Aug 2015 15:18

judgegeoff wrote:I have just received a 'Facebook' message from a non forum member friend of mine and she is also on the 'Thomson Celebration', currently visiting Kotor. It is a small world sometimes! :D


A friend and her mum are on board too Geoff! :D
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Postby tobysgranny » 19 Aug 2015 15:53

Definitely on my to do list. Looks fabulous.

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Re: Dave's Digital Postcards from the Adriatic and Greece on Thomson Celebration

Postby Dave » 19 Aug 2015 16:10

What an amazing final day to a fabulous cruise! I've described other places we've seen as brilliant, fantastic and incredible so I need a new word... stupendous! :-)

Fred had been on the balcony since 5.30am and woke me with a cup of coffee at 7.30 as we were approaching Kotor, and that's when I took the photos I posted earlier. I assumed that what I could see was the whole of the fjord. How wrong I was!..

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Our boat awaited near the ship and we sped at great speed to the Blue Cave which is near the entrance to the fjord. It took 45 minutes, so I'll estimate that the fjord is something like 15 miles long. And the scenery is breathtaking the whole way. It wasn't just the views though - the trip was tremendous fun!

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The Blue Cave was great too. We stayed inside it for about 15 minutes while some intrepid people jumped in for a swim (we didn't).

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From the cave we travelled a short distance to an excellent beach where we had loungers and Cokes and two hours to sunbathe, swim and snorkel before returning to the boat. Sadly I forgot to take my snorkeling camera. :-(

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The return trip was as fast, exciting and spectacular as the first!

We still had a couple of hours remaining so we wandered around the lovely walled town. And of course we stopped for ice-cream coffees, ice-creams and coffees! :-)

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As we're leaving Kotor it's just starting to rain - the first we've had in two weeks - and there's thunder and lightning too. It should make for an atmospheric sail-away! :-)
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Postby grannyM » 19 Aug 2015 16:32

A great day to finish a great cruise. Although we've done the Adriatic & Greece quite a few times we haven't been to Kotor yet. Will definitely look out for an itinerary that includes this beautiful looking place next time.

Hope you and Fred have a safe journey home. :D
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Postby tomvet » 19 Aug 2015 18:00

Wot! It's all over! That must have been the quickest 2 weeks in a life time!
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Postby adogap » 19 Aug 2015 18:39

Such a spectacular place. A very grand finale!

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Postby avidcruiser » 19 Aug 2015 18:46

I have really enjoyed your blog. Brilliant.
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Postby Mungo » 19 Aug 2015 18:56

Excellent itinerary............well done Thomson! :D
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Postby Trace » 19 Aug 2015 20:26

Brilliant Dave, really enjoyed this.

We thought Kotor was like a small Dubrovnik, and as you say the sail in and out is totally amazing, beautiful scenery. I

I love the Adriatic, and will definitely return. :D

Safe journey home Dave and Fred
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Re: Dave's Digital Postcards from the Adriatic and Greece on Thomson Celebration

Postby Dave » 19 Aug 2015 20:47

I really appreciate all of your comments - thank you!

We're all packed and ready to leave for the airport early tomorrow morning. With luck we should be home by lunchtime. Then I'll start thinking about the review. ;-)

Tom said that it's gone quickly, but it seems to have lasted a surprisingly long time. I don't think we've ever done 12 ports of call in two weeks before, or enjoyed so many memorable days.

I'll leave you for now with something that really added to our enjoyment - the brilliant Peekles. We saw them every single day and timed our evenings around their performances. :-)

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