Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor at the end of it’s bay is backed by the Black Mountains (hence the name).

Sailing up the fjord I could see the fortress up the hill overlooking the town. In retrospect, deciding that climbing the mountain might not have been one of my smarter ideas especially given an afternoon arrival. To make it clear, sundown is about 1630 with full dark by an hour later. This doesn’t leave a whole lot of time for exploring areas other than stores and restaurants.

perched on the edge and end of the fjord

perched on the edge and end of the fjord

I headed straight toward the fortress, transversing narrow streets –

and found the entry to the fortress area and started up the mountain

from the top

It was close to 1630 when I headed back down and into the old city-

I took the tender back to the ship. As we were starting to sail out –

looking up the mountain

looking up the mountain

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Kotor, Montenegro

  1. Great photos! Although I’m a bit sad you didn’t get any of the city at night (except for the one from far away), that’s when it looks the most beautiful, or at least I think so 🙂

    • Holly Doyne says:

      Unfortunately, my ship sailed before dark. But I imagine that the city would be glorious lighted at night, especially from the water

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