Maslinica beach

A bit of a clean up and a boat trip

Although you’d hardly know it from the weather most days, it is now summer and time to get outside. Usually we’d have started the season at Easter with visitors coming from many parts of the world. It’s slowly, slowly this year, though,and last weekend a group of Vrboskani took to the beaches with black bags…

Dancing Scottish on Hvar

Throughout this winter, Scottish dance music has become a familar sound in Vrboska. It all started with the island’s resident Scots and Irish at the end of last summer as we enjoyed a few dances of an evening followed by pizza and drinks. We’d take over the hall above Studenac in Vrboska on Friday evenings,…

Rocks and tree

Seeing art in the landscape – winter abstracts

As we walk around the island, my eye is often caught by interesting details – arrangements of colours or textures that are like small pieces of art in the landscape. Some simply occur naturally, such as weathered rocks or tree bark, while others are the result of human activity (good or bad). Here are a…

Burn!

Vrboska Karnevol – all dressed up!

Karnevol is a big event in our winter calendar.Each year Jure Karnevol is put on trial for all his crimes – basically, everything that has gone wrong over the past year. This year’s hot topic is obviously the spread of the Corona virus, and we must all feel much safer with the burning of Jure. Lots of Vrboskans turned out in style, with some rather inventive costumes – and that’s not just the kids!