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,…

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!

Stori Letrat

Hvar historical theatre opening week celebrations 1-3 May 2019

The historical Hvar theatre reopened its doors this week, looking quite exquisite after extensive renovations. Over three nights, there were celebratory performances, including poetry, music and plays. The Croatian Minister of Culture came for the official opening, shown live on Croatian national TV. We had tickets for the third day, which was a fine evening’s…

Calm morning

A cold and frosty morning in Vrboska

Hvar in February is beautiful, appearing in a completely different light from the heat of summer. This morning, for instance, I was drawn to take my camera for a walk by the most perfect atmospheric sunrise. Somewhat unusually, we were enveloped in dense fog, with very little of the wider landscape showing, meanwhile the sun…