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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Croatia IV

I just had to post another picture of Bella enjoying the sun at a pebble beach. We rented bikes and rode over to this beach, which was family-oriented. We had a very good time and got to see the other side of the island, which was perhaps the most beautiful area of all.

Here is Bella on our first "pirate" boat trip. We went to the island of Susak, which has only about 150 inhabitants and no cars. Oddly enough, most Susakians have migrated to Hoboken, NJ. Go figure.

This is a view of the other side of Susak island where no people live. Papa went over the hill and saw this boat just relaxing in the water.
I call this one Secret Agent Toot. Bella is wearing Papa's hat and Mama's goggles.

Here Bella tries the goggles on by themselves. She loved these things.

Bella had to have her hair washed on the trip, which she was not happy about. Here she relaxes afterward on the balcony.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Croatia III

Here is the third installment of Croatia pictures. Here we return to the cafes by the bay. What more can be said about this shot?

We crossed the island one day to find a beach that had been recommended to us. It was really nice and had more sand than most beaches there. Bella enjoyed relaxing in the sun and loves these chairs.

We found this playground near the beach and Bella had lots of fun in the sun.

Here Bella demonstrates a newfound talent on the swing.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Croatia II

Hi and welcome to the second of many installments of our Croatia trip pictures. Here is the whole family on Mali Losinj enjoying our time in the sun down at the bay.

Here is one of the boats that provides tours of the surrounding islands.

This is another view of the alley going down the hill from our apartment to the bay. There were lots of twists and turns, with little yards hidden away behind doors. The overall impression was that there were many secret, private spaces with beautiful gardens of flowers and hanging grapes, shops and who knows what else.

This is one of the best pictures of Bella ever. This was taken at the bay on the island where all of the boats come in. We would go there every day to have a coffee and enjoy the sun.

Here papa and Bella enjoy the sun at their favorite pebble beach.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Croatia I

Hello and sorry for the long delay in posting. As many of your know, we went to Croatia in September for a much needed vacation. It was very relaxing and Bella really enjoyed it. We will be posting many pictures from the trip in several segments. This is the first. Above is the alley leading from our apartment down to the bay on the island of Mali Losinj. We spent our first week there. Every morning we would walk down this alley to go to the little town at the bottom of the hill.

Bella explores the old planes at the airport on Krk.

This is the first beach we went to on Mali Losinj. We returned here often as it was only a 5 minute walk from our apartment.

Bella takes a rest on the steps after arriving on the island.

Bella enjoys her "coffee" on the balcony where we ate our meals.