Hvar, Croatia

Jun 07, 2018 - Sea Cloud

This morning we reached the island Hvar, known for its lavender fields. The tenders left us at the lively waterfront promenade where our guides introduced us to the history of this former Greek colony and Venetian province. We were surprised to learn about, and then see, the oldest theatre in Europe. The art of making lace out of the threads of agave leaves, a tradition kept alive by the nuns of the Benedictine monastery, was one of the most fascinating things we learned about this medieval city. We then set sail for our destination, Dubrovnik.

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Robyn Woodward


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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