High Mountains of Biokovo and The Emperor’s Palace in Split - Croatia

(Tuesday June 10, 2014) Our traveling band of gypsies arrived in the beautiful seaside town of Makarska, a very popular tourist destination that sits under the massive cliffs of Biokovo National Park, our next hiking destination.  Makarska is known for its bustling palm-lined promenade, filled with restaurants, ice cream stands, souvenir stands, and (importantly) many cafes with ice cold beer to help battle the 95°F heat.

Rambling Along the Adriatic

Well, there definitely is something nice to be said about making footsteps along the Adriatic Sea.  Since Split, where we saw the Palace of Diocletian and hung around this cosmopolitan city for a couple of days, sipping cappuccinos on the promenade or sampling some of the locale fare, we have moved on for wilder and more primitive attractions.

Just a bit more on Split; for our “free day” on Monday the 17th, I walked for seven hours around Marjan Peninsula – – here is the map: