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29 Jul 2017

Kotor, Montenegro 2017

 

 

 

 Early this morning I jumped out of bed barely in time to catch the last part of sailing into Kotor. It is particularly beautiful due to being surrounded by nearly vertical limestone cliffs.   It looked to me like a picture perfect fjord. It turns out that it is not a fjord at all, but something called a ria, which is a submerged river canyon.

 

 

 

We anchored at the entrance to the old fortified city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

 

Montenegro, lies east of Italy, across the Adriatic Sea. Previously it was part of Yugoslavia. Prior to that it seems like they were constantly at war and part of many empires.

It achieved independence in June, 2006, just 11 years ago.

 

 

 

Leaving town we could really appreciate the loveliness right from our balcony.