With its pristine water, plethora of islands, fantastic gastronomy and rich heritage, it is little wonder that sailing holidays in Dalmatia are proving ever more popular. Word about the joys of sailing along the Adriatic coast is slowly getting out, with the influential Wall Street Journal the latest international publication to report bacl on the magic of a holiday on the seas of Dalmatia:
HEADING INTO A BIG sea on a small sailboat unleashes the nautical poet in a man. That, anyway, is my justification for leaping to the foredeck and bracing myself against the rigging, "Master and Commander"-style, to bellow lines from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner."
"Water, water, every where/Nor any drop to drink," I manage, before memory fails me. I crawl back along the bouncing deck to the cockpit, where my wife has the helm.
"Too early for a beer, then?" she says.
We have chartered a 33-foot yacht out of Kremik Marina on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast and, within minutes of casting off, the nerves associated with commandeering somebody else's $100,000 vessel have been swept overboard by a wave of euphoria. Read more...