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September 18th, 2018 by Peter Bargh

Croatia trip to Zadar

Trip to Croatia flying in to Zadar of FR9501 from Manchester T3
Departure time – 17:50
Arrival time – 21:35
Two night in Rooms Nekic, 4 Ulica Šime Ljubića 2. Kat, Zadar, 23000,
I wash pushing it a bit to arrive at my apartment so late in the evening. I didn’t know the area, but had pre visualised the location using google maps before hand. When I arrived at the bus terminus at Liburnska obala it was dark and unfamiliar. I cut through the streets to the opposite side of the town and wandered around trying to find the location. It’s a semi urban position near the sea front away from the tourist area, but I found the dark back streets gave no easy way to spot my apartment. I asked at Caffe Bar Corso on a corner near why I assumed the room was. They gave me directions as best they could and I found the place with owner still around to give me the key. I quickly dumped my gear and went out with the camera on a night recce.

Greeting to the Sun, Istarska obala
The Greeting to the Sun consists of three hundred, multi-layered glass plates placed on the same level as the stone-paved waterfront in Zadar. The monument is a photo-voltage solar module created by Nikola Bašić. It produces a very pretty light show. People of all ages walked around, stood mesmerised, danced, posed, took photos/videos. An amazing sight, and close by you can here the sounds of the Sea organ (Morske orgulje) also by Nikola Bašić. 22:20
Cathedral of St. Anastasia
The Cathedral of St. Anastasia and the Church of St. Donatus still illuminated. 22:38
Arch and Bridge in Zadar
The pavements are highly polished and so reflect the light as though it’s raining. 22:51

my review of Rooms Nekic on Booking.com

Clean property and being on the edge of the old town makes any shortcomings easily forgotten.
Liked · Perfect location, 2 mins walk to the sea, just behind several streets of bars and restaurants, at one end of old town (the best part of Zadar). My room had twin beds and comfy enough with lots of wardrobe space and a good shower. Air con worked well. Kettle and two cups provided

Disliked · Noise from nearby street bustle when window open. (price you pay for being near the nightlife) Although kettle provided there were no tea coffee sachets (or fridge for milk) so for me quite pointless. Bathroom small. Not so easy to find as it’s tucked away on a narrow back street.

Score: 8.3

September 27th, 2016 by Peter Bargh

Galway

I stopped in Galway Bay for three nights at Galway Bay Sea View Apartments, The Promenade, Salthill. Great accommodation with spacious kitchen, large lounge and huge bedroom.

While in Galway I visited the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. Then drove to the Sky Road and through Connemara National Park

Travelled using car hired by Sixt Direct.

Cliffs of Moher

 

September 26th, 2016 by Peter Bargh

Malahide Castle

I was over in Ireland for a week from today and hired a car. Ryanair flight over from East Midlands FR535 at 6:30 and arrived in Dublin at 7:40. First stop just outside Dublin and the beautiful Malahide Castle.

 

July 9th, 2016 by Peter Bargh

Belgodere

A morning looking around Belgodere in Corsica

Belgodere

 

July 8th, 2016 by Peter Bargh

Corte

inland Corsica to the town of Corte for today’s excursion

Corte

 

July 7th, 2016 by Peter Bargh

Saint Florent

Day out in Saint Florent on the north of Corsica

Saint Florent

 

July 5th, 2016 by Peter Bargh

San Parteo walk

I walked from the villa in Speloncato up the hill following the stream through quite over grown woodland path up to the D63 and then due to closed sections of the walk kept on the road until I reached the main walkers path at Bocca di Bataglia and began the walk to San Parteo taking in the Mont Tolu first.

I went with one banana and a half full bottle of water…and soon wished id had more provisions.

The path was really clear at first but soon the markings disappeared, and in many places so did the path. Much of the route was reliant on people’s small cairns placed haphazardly along the way.

San Parteo

The climb/scramble up San Parteo was hard…i was tired as I’d not done any walking for three weeks due to a damaged calf. I had to rest several times on the way up, but the view from the top was great.

San Parteo

Highlight along the way, trying to rejoin the path from the D63 road I followed a track along through a field of gorse getting my legs scratched along the way. It didnt seem to be going anywhere so after about 15 mins I turned and headed back to the road. At this point I heard a bird of prey, looked up and saw one circling me. He slowly came closer as he made a third circle. On the fifth circle he was only about 15-20 foot above me…dinner? Thankfully he decided I was too scrawny and soared off. I did have chance to photograph him.

Red Kite

 

 

July 4th, 2016 by Peter Bargh

Calvi

Day out in Calvi on the north east coast of Corsica…on the way over we stopped at the mountain village of Sant Antonino

Calvi

 

July 3rd, 2016 by Peter Bargh

Corsica

A week in North Corsica with friends Nigel and Jean. Flight on Flybe from Birmingham to Bastia

Speloncato

Stayed in Maison les Calanches, a superb property on the edge of Speloncato which was apparently previously owned by author Ian Rankin.  (very bottom left house of village – in centre of photo above) This overlooked the valley towards the sea. Each day red kites flew gracefully over our heads. Also saw martins, woodpeckers, various brown things, blackcaps, and on the wildlife front a pair of boars passed by on out last night.

 

February 24th, 2016 by Peter Bargh

Leaving Mallorca

End of the Mallorca jaunt. I caught the 211 bus from Port Soller to Palma and then the no1 from Palma to the airport. And a flight back to Birmingham.