There’s not a lot more to write now. We were up at 6.30am as breakfast this morning was an hour earlier, at seven o’clock. As ever, we sat with Jerry, Gaynor, Marian, Maggie, Wolfgang and Enna. “M and M” (as we called them) had to leave before 7.30am as their flight was very early. Our departure time was 2.00pm, Jerry and Gaynor’s 7.00pm and as for Wolfgang and Enna, they were driving to Zagreb and spending a few days there before continuing to drive to Munich. So staggered departures for all of us.
Once we’d had a substantial breakfast, we returned to cabin 15 and did the last of our packing, locking up our suitcases and having one last look around to make sure we hadn’t forgotten anything. Some other lucky people would be sleeping in this cabin tonight, and looking at the large, sunny photo of Hvar on the wall. 🙂
Here’s a quick tour around the Solaris; we’d thoroughly enjoyed our week on this little yacht, and would absolutely recommend this type of cruise.
We disembarked the Solaris and left our bags with the staff on the quayside; they were labelled to show that we were the 2.00pm departure. Then we hefted our rucksacks on our backs and decided to have a walk around; we had five hours to kill.
We wandered around for a while in an aimless fashion, looking at the boats and coming to a park where we sat for a few minutes on a bench. Arriving back along the main sea front, we spotted Jerry and Gaynor sitting with a beer each in front of an open-fronted bar tables and chairs and suspended seats, a bit like garden swings. We decided to join them for a while, and we enjoyed a couple of beers before going to find somewhere to eat.
We found a little fast-food takeaway place and I ordered chicken nuggets while Trevor opted for a cheese and ham toastie. Then we took them and sat on some benches outside St. Lawrence’s Cathedral. A couple of pigeons strutted around at our feet, waiting to pounce on any stray crumbs that fell. 🙂
Just before two o’clock we collected our luggage and made our way to the Kamerlengo Fortress to await our taxi. While we waited, I went onto the FlightRadar24 app to see if our flight from Split to Gatwick was on time; everything appeared to be fine. Taxis came and went, two o’clock came and went – still we waited. Eventually our taxi arrived, 30 minutes late. The driver apologised profusely; apparently there’d been some issue with the previous passenger and customs.
We arrived at the airport 15 minutes later, and checked in for our Easyjet flight straight away, which was on time. Boarding the aircraft, we stashed our bags in the overhead locker before taking our seats, and shortly afterwards the A319 aircraft taxiied to the runway and took to the skies.
Another wonderful holiday had come to an end, and we started the countdown until the next one. 🙂