Day 13 – getting lost

My Croatian still only consists of 3 consonant-heavy words (and two of those I don’t know how to pronounce). So, with Sat Nav Sally only very occasionally knowing where she is, it was always going to be difficult to find a petrol station. After 15 minutes of wandering aimlessly in the interior and conscious of how much worse my position would be when the diesel ran out, I headed for the nearest large town. Not that Sat Nav Susie is much better on the Main roads. I’ve come to the conclusion that – when it comes to Istria – she just needs to get out more.

Lorna has hurt her knee and was resting by the pool, and so the rest of us were heading to the horse riding place. Tilly did her usual thing, while Nancy and I played with their animals (donkeys, pigs, dogs, rabbits, chickens, guinea pigs, birds etc).

We had a pool afternoon. I swam a mile, Tilly one kilometre, and Nancy 16 metres. I don’t much like swimming – too dull. I also broke one of the pool toys in one of the races the children devised.

After Mission Impossible the previous night, we watched the first part of Lord of the Rings. “Long and dull” is my 3 word review*. The children seemed to enjoy it, and Lorna went to bed.

* No doubt the review for the poster would be “and”

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Marilyn Bishop on August 4, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    So no riding along the shore then? Did you buy a lcoal map at the petrol station to supplement sad satnav Susie?


    • We did ride along the shore and in the sea. We looked at a map, but we already seem to have best one available. As they show only 10% of roads, they’re not that useful


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