On top of the island – up to Sveti Nikola

We walked up to Sv Nikola yesterday, that’s the island’s highest peak. I won’t try to pretend that we walked all the way up, in fact we drove most of the way. The road leads up from the end of the Selca tunnel, the turning nicely signposted. The larger, more noticeable sign is for Kolumbić…

Dalmacija Wine Expo 2013

Having missed the Dalmacija Wine Expo last year, we were keen to book early for this year. It’s the best place to try a range of Dalmatian wines, and find out what’s new and compare the various offerings. We set ourselves up with a room in the hotel right next to where the Expo is…

Analysis of the Makarska-Hvar earthquakes in 1962

The Adriatic on a Plate

In Hvar’s Napoleon Fortress is a seismological station, part of a network covering the Adriatic coast from Rijeka in the north to Dubrovnik in the south. In fact they are all part of a larger international network that is responsible for  monitoring earthquakes throughout the entire Mediterranean. Set up in 1973, the HVAR station contributes…

Dalmatian Wine Expo 2012 set for last weekend in April

I see from the Dalmatian Wine Expo’s website that their next event will be 27-29 April, 2012 in Makarska. Most of the rest of the information on the site is still about last year’s very enjoyable gathering, including a photo gallery. Looking forward to April – great time for a trip to the Dalmatian coast!…