Adriatic Sea to Dubrovnik, Croatia

We woke up this morning as we were docking in Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik

We got off the ferry and got in line for passport control. It looked like it was going to be a long wait.

Waiting in Dubrovnik for passport control

But then an official came out and announce that the entrance to passport control would be in a different place, right in front of us! So we were the first people through passport control!

We walked to our hotel and since it was only 8:30 am, our room wasn’t ready. We left out bags and went in search of breakfast. We found a local spot. I ordered a continental breakfast and Duke ordered the croque monsieur. They really hit the spot.

croque monsieur
Continental breakfast

After breakfast we walked into old town Dubrovnik. There were about a million people and there were lots of places advertising Game of Thrones souvenirs. Much of Game of Thrones was filmed here. In spite of all that, it was an interesting old town to explore.

Old town Dubrovnik
Shops in old town Dubrovnik
Old town Dubrovnik

We walked back to our hotel. The room still wasn’t ready so we had beers and relaxed for a bit until we could get into the room.

Plaque on a boat in a park on the way back to the hotel.
Boat in a park near our hotel.
Waiting for our room

After a rest in our room we had a wonderful dinner at Orka, a nearby restaurant.

Dinner

Bari to the Adriatic Sea

Today our first objective after breakfast was to get our laundry done and be back at our hotel in time to check out by 11. We accomplished it with no time to spare.

Doing our laundry

Then we went out to explore Bari. We visited the castle.

Bari Castle

We walked a lot trying to figure out where to get the boarding passes for the ferry. Luckily we had a lot of time. According to my watch we walked over 7 miles today.

Ferry check in. We learned that from here there is a shuttle bus to where the ferry loads.

Around 4 we had an early dinner.

Our early dinner at Mastro Ciccio
U Pulp Sandwich

We were able to board the ferry at about 7:15.

Our ferry

Now we are in our stateroom. We watched Italy recede in the distance as we pulled out of Bari. We’ve taken pills for motion sickness just in case. There is no wifi on this ship so I will post this blog once we get to Dubrovnik.

Our room on the Jadrolinija Ferry

We have had a very full and interesting almost three weeks in Italy. Our next stop is Dubrovnik, Croatia. The adventure continues!

We made it!
The pilot stepping off the ship
Leaving Italy

As I get time and internet I am posting videos of our trip on our YouTube channel – Boomers Without Borders. Duke’s review of our rental car in Italy is here. And the video of us in Naples and Pompeii is here. I have created Google and Apple albums of all our photos. If you are interested let me know and I’ll give you access.