(Note: When I talk about Grant having difficulties today, he was having a heart attack and we didn’t know it at the time. It is a bit scary to think about now, but we are so grateful we made it through with no damage to his heart.)
Today, we took the passenger ferry (no vehicles, so a much faster boat) from Split to Dubrovnik. The ride was ok – the AC was minimal to nonexistent in some parts of the boat, so it took some moving around to find the best seats on a very crowded boat.
We did make a few intermediate stops at some of the islands, which looked like great resort/beach locations (keeping in mind that “beach” means rocks or concrete slabs).
Grant and I took turns not feeling well today. I must be getting sensitive to motion sickness. I’ve never had this problem before, but on both long distance bus rides and today’s boat ride I felt almost nauseous and just generally not good.
Pretty much as soon as we got off the boat I felt ok. A little disappointing since I don’t generally have this problem, but at least I didn’t get sick!
After arriving, Grant started suffering. Not sure what – we think indigestion combined with the heat and maybe a little dehydration/electrolyte imbalance.
So, we struggled our way up (yes, up LOTS of stairs) through the city to the hotel and basically collapsed for the rest of the day. We did walk through the Old Town and our hotel is near the top of the city with great views, so even though we didn’t “do” anything today, we still got a sense of what the city has to offer.
We already think that this is easily the best city we’ve visited in Croatia. Much cleaner and more polished than the others. We are very excited about getting out and about tomorrow for one more true “vacation & sight-seeing” day before the return travel starts.