|The correct pronunciation of Hvar is "far" for a native English speaker.|
|The flowers were beautiful.|
Unfortunately, the weather did not really cooperate with my plans. The sun was constantly hiding behind a sea of puffy clouds and rain came and went. This spoiled my plans for a full day tour of local caves and swimming spots and even making it to the beach, but I still tried to make the best out of the situation.
|The sun setting behind an evening cloud.|
|This cutie could be found in this position nearly every time I climbed up and down the stairs.|
I hiked up the hill behind the town to see the views from the fortress, wandered down to the famous Hula Hula beach club, and climbed more and more stairs...again!
|the fortress up on the hill|
|passion flower...my green thumb dad quickly identified it for me|
Hvar felt different from Dubrovnik. Traveling alone, I found it pretentious and somewhat unwelcoming. The gray weather didn't help.
|view from the fortress of the Hvar harbor|
|a Croatian version of a beach- note the very safe looking ladder entrance to the water|
The weather held long enough to take a tour of the nearby chain of Pakleni Islands and take a dip in the water at Palmizana. The boat was a RIB boat and felt a bit like riding a giant jet ski.
|Sunset over Hvar Town|