Korčula, Croatia

Sep 23, 2018 - Sea Cloud

We began our day with a sail around the island of Korčula as we heard presentations on board. Local cultural specialist Petra Nostic spoke about the past and present history of Croatia, and historian Dr. Rebecca Ingram spoke about the Venetian Maritime Empire and its legacy in the Adriatic. As we approached Korčula, we saw the magnificent limestone mountains surrounding this medieval town.

In the afternoon, we had our last swim in the Adriatic before making our way into the village for a guided visit. Once inside the walls, we heard a brief history and saw the wares of many local artisans of the red coral shops.

After our tour, we watched a Moreška dance performed by the local men and women. Our evening came to a close with the bright moon guiding our way first to sample some local pizza and gelato, and then all the way back to Sea Cloud.

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About the Author

Leah Eaton

Assistant Expedition Leader

Leah grew up in a small coastal town in the Pacific Northwest with Olympic National Park in her backyard, and it was here where her love of all things wild began. Ever since she ran around shipyards at an early age and watched her dad work in the marine trade, she has loved being near water.

About the Photographer

José Calvo

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Nicknamed “Indio” (Indian) because of his powers of observation and quiet nature, José has almost two decades of experience working as a naturalist and photography guide; as well as being recognized as an expert birder and nature photographer in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is rich in biodiversity — over 893 bird species have been recorded in the country. Since very young José spent all of his free time in the outdoors in the forest, where he soon fell in love with the birds. He particularly enjoys listening to their calls, and watching their behavior. Oddly enough, another one of Jose’s passions is science and technology, and because of this, he was among the first in Costa Rica to experiment with digital photography. As the technology quickly improved so did his love for it.  He truly believes that nature photography is the perfect combination of both of his passions.

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