We disembarked the ferry at the Hvar port at around 1pm. After hauling our bags 1.8km in the afternoon heat, we found our apartment up in the hill near the old town. Most of the arvo was spent at a little beach 10 mins walk from the accommodation. As Van was resting after falling a little sick with a cold, Matty went out on a running/scouting/shopping mission. It was a success as he managed to get breakfast & lunch & entree food, some steak and veges for a home cooked dinner, and had basically scoped out a couple of places/restaurants to visit the next two days. Interestingly, Matty purchased the most expensive steak in the supermarket, and was circa 10 bucks for a good amount - such a change from Norway.
Initial plans (town wandering + beaching) had to be amended after the morning started with a thunderstorm which did not abate until around 1:30pm. Laxed out at the apartment in the morning then headed into town at around 2:30. We walked up to the fortress on the hill for some sweet views of Hvar town. Next, it was time for the sunset cruise which Matty had pre-organized. We went out towards some islands outside of Hvar where there are some nice bays. We stopped at one of them for some vino, snacks and a swim. Matt entertained the cruise-goers with some sweet dives, including trying some new moves. After the cruise we had a delicious fish platter for dinner which was super tasty.
Was an earlier start to the day as we were to pick up our rental scooters by 9am. Once we got these, we hooned (or in Van's case, cautiously rode) out to Vbroska where the windsurfing was to take place. Unfortunately, there was not one bit of breeze when we got there so windsurfing was on hold for the time being. We used some paddle boards and went to a wee island opposite. Then we returned and waited as it rained but still, no wind. Over to the cafe on the other side we went, hoping that by the time we had a beer and some lunch that there might be some wind. We were in luck finally. We got back and there was, momentarily, enough breeze to start. Things got off to a little bit of a hairy start with Van having not much clue what to do and Matty driving into the rocks. After fluffing about in a very tiny breeze for a while, Van missions off toward the 'out of bound' area, and the boss dude came out to show her how to come back against the wind. Then, Van got some impromptu lessons and picked up some of the techniques much better. After half an hour or so in the good winds, we were both feeling a little sunburnt so headed into shore. We scootered to Dubovica, a cute little pebble beach and both went for a quick swim before alighting back to Hvar town. Matty had a chat to the old guy at the accommodation and got shown lots of photos and heard some stories about where the dude had been. Unfortunately, the stories had to be cut short in order to return the scooters on time. Another fish plate for dinner and then a walk up to the fortress in the evening.
Ferry departed at 8:30 so it was an early start to get packed up and then head for the ferry.