Trogir was settled in prehistoric times and has buildings, inscriptions and artefacts from Greek and Roman occupations. It is a beautiful old town built on an island separated by a narrow isthmus from the mainland. We decided to moor on the town quay, despite the fact that the pilot book said it was only for much larger yachts but we were delighted to be greeted by the harbour master who was happy for us to stay, which was a definite result. We were yards from the centre of town which could be traversed in about 10 minutes – unless Jill and I found a jewellery shop to check out, which seemed to happen each time we ventured out.
Our first night we went to the restaurant called TRS which was highly recommended on Trip Advisor and which was an early birthday celebration for Mark’s big one at the end of the month – we weren’t disappointed.
We decided to relax in Trogir for a couple of days as this is the closest port to Split airport and Jill’s departure after 2 weeks on the boat – she has crossed 3 countries, endured 2 bumpy night sails and covered more miles than most sailors do in a couple of seasons, but Jill fitted in really well and was a pleasure to have on board. On the morning of her departure, the promenade was filled with hundreds of local school children (we think it was half term) having a water fight with squeezy bottles and water filled balloons all topped off with flour bombs and paper streamers – you cannot imagine the bedlam, but great fun …… unless of course you were the herd of 60 year olds trying to duck your way back to your ferry to take you back to the comfort and safety of your ocean liner. The madness dissipated in a flash as two chubby policemen slowly sauntered down the promenade after a couple of hours, but it was an interesting send off for Jill, who left for the airport after one final cold beer at lunch time.
We had hoped to leave Trogir today (Tuesday 24th May), but the weather is not ideal as rain showers all morning, so we are waiting to see if things improve. We only need a 3 hour window to start our trip south, stopping in Brac first – so weather permitting …..