Montenegro - Kotor
It is surprising how quickly we settle into the cruising life style. Phil wanders off to do the deck activities, such as deck quoits etc and comes back incensed that he was beaten in the semi- final!!!! I had intended to do loads but just happy to relax in the sun and read and at 3.45 m take part in the Trivia Quiz. The library here has an assortment of books donated by passengers over the years. We are both so relaxed and looking bronzed and healthy - meals three times a day and no washing up is great. In the evening there is a 5 course menu to choose from with main course choices of fish, meat, pasta or British Dish of the Day - spoilt for choice. Oh and mustn't forget the daily walk around deck 5 - 4 circuits equal one mile. The time taken depends on the "traffic".
Today we arrive in Kotor, Montenegro and our chosen tour is Montenegro Wild Beauty - Lipa Cave. Only 12 on the tour so much quieter than the Malta harbour cruise. As we have been to Kotor before we needed to do something different. The Lipa cave was first discovered in middle of 19th venture and only reopened in 2015.
Brilliant tour today, which started with a scary drive in minibus up into the mountains on a road with 25 hairpin bends. The views were spectacular. A stop at Njegusi Village for snack of local ham, cheese, bread and wine.
From the car park near the cave, we were taken by a small train to the mouth. We were advised to stand on the slope outside the entrance to acclimatise - it was cold!!
Inside were very large caverns with stalagmites and stalactites of every size and shape. The earthquake they had a while ago destroyed some features but it is still breathtaking.
Return to Kotor for 2.30 pm sailing.
Next stop two days in Venice.