Throwback Thursday – A Lazy Day in the Bay of Kotor

On our way from Slovenia to Albania in the Summer of 2015, we decided to stay one day in the Bay of Kotor and explore this beautiful area. But things took a different turn…

Lars and I had calculated that we would arrive in Kotor late in the afternoon. But our GPS stopped working as soon as we crossed the border of Montenegro, which slowed us down a lot. When we reached the bay, it was evening and it turned out we had to take a ferry. We had to pay cash and of course, we didn’t have any cash money with us. And it took us half an hour to find an ATM…

After a short ferry trip, we found ourselves at the other side of the Bay, on a dark narrow road. Lars and I tried the GPS again, but to no avail. We had to ask a lot of people to find our way to the hotel and finally, after 90 minutes, we found it! After a quick supper, we went to sleep.

The morning afterwards, we simply did not feel inclined to spend another day in the car. The hotel owners informed us about a beach nearby and we went there to check it out. It was just perfect: a narrow sandy beach with comfortable sun-beds and umbrellas and crystal-clear water. And a bar-restaurant just a couple of meters away. What else do you want?

Lars and I spent a lazy day on the beach, relaxing in the sun and swimming and splashing in the water. We had a simple but tasty tuna sandwich for lunch. I did take pictures of this happy occasion with my Samsung smartphone, but unfortunately it died in the meantime, and it is simply impossible to retrieve the pictures. Luckily, I do have pictures of our dinner later that day.

Even now, when I think back of that evening in that restaurant, I feel nothing but bliss. It just felt… perfect. There you are, with your most beloved one, just centimetres away from the water, with incredible views around you.

Lars and I had local ham and cheese for a starter and settled for a huge grilled fish as our main dish. A local red wine completed this excellent meal.

There was no more space left in our stomachs for dessert. Instead, we slowly finished our wines and watched a fiery sunset.

Lars and I learned a valuable lesson that day. We don’t always have to explore paradise; sometimes it suffices to enjoy it.

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