Perast and Kotor, Montenegro

Jun 04, 2018 - Sea Cloud


Brilliant blue skies and the bright light of dawn’s first rays hitting the water created mirror-like reflections of the 3,000-foot-high mountains ringing the shore of Boka Bay at the eastern end of this 17-mile inlet on the Dalmatian coast. The morning’s activities focused on a visit to the village of Perast, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its maritime academy and Venetian architecture. We boarded local boats to visit the two “floating” churches of Our Lady of the Rocks and the smaller monastery of St. George. On our return to Perast, we visited the Church of St. Nicholas and its towering Venetian-styled campanile before returning for a short walking tour of the walled town of Kotor.

In the afternoon, most our guests opted for the breathtaking bus ride up the 25 serpentine switchbacks to Njegusi, home of renowned mountain-smoked hams. Other guests swam or returned to Kotor to explore this fortified town in depth.

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Robyn Woodward

Historian

Lecturing on expedition ships since 1996 has fueled Robyn’s passion for adventure, discovery, travel, art, and archaeology.  These diverse interests have carried her through several degrees, including a B.A. in the History of Art from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario; a B.Sc. in Conservation of Archaeological Materials from University College, Cardiff, Wales; an M.A. in Nautical Archaeology from Texas A&M; and finally a Ph.D. in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, in 2007. 

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