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Montenegro: Thunder and lightning; very, very frightening!!

storm 25 °C
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"Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?" - Rose Kennedy

Foodie moment

This became our steady brunch everyday whilst in Kotor. Filled with Cheese, Ham, Mushroom and with tomato sauce squeezed on top, so decadently yummy, and only 2 euro! :)


Back to Bastion III (I know, I know...so pathetic.. but we just want cheap and good food without the gamble!). Anyway, Mark couldn't go past the Roast lamb again, and I couldn't resist my Shopska salad again and also ordered some stuffed peppers. All great again! Farewell Bastion III - we'll miss you :(


Cultural moment

Once upon a time... a long time ago... I was a swim instructor. Eventually I regrettably gave up my life of the smell of chlorine, children peeing in the pool and freezing in the water at winter... but during my time in Eastern Europe I feel I may need to pick it up again!! No one in Eastern Europe can swim! They definitely try...and I guess they stay afloat, but there is NO evidence of formal teaching, just watching someone else do it and giving it a go. Very entertaining watching!

Wow moment

Today, we headed off to visit the fishing visit of Perast. A cute village, which is much quieter then Kotor, and seems to attract families on vacation. It has a bell tower that gives great views of the town and Kotor lake. Off the coast, there are two islands, one of which you can visit, Our Lady of the Rock. Our Lady of the Rock is a man made island, built out of old sunken ships and rocks, and it houses a big church. We didn't make it across to the island due to the crowds of people heading over there, and the black storm clouds heading towards us! But the views from the island was good enough!


What we learnt today

We learnt by experience today, the storms of Kotor are an impressive thing to experience. We could see the clouds rolling in, impressively dark by the fact they were being concentrated by the super high mountains. We had heard that rain was predicted for the last few days, but it never actually did, but you could tell that this time was different. The next sign was the smell, you could smell the rain coming. Then the wind picked up and all of the restaurant owners rushed to bring their outside restaurants inside, folding up umbrellas (battening down the hatches) etc. Lightning and thunder was next, and I have never heard thunder as loud as that, the sound reverberating off of the surrounding mountains. We found "shelter" under a couple of palm trees. The rain hit hard, and the palm trees quickly became useless, so the best we could do was stand next to a building and hoped that the wind kept the rain falling at an angle away from us. Super exciting for me (Mark) as I'm a storm lover, it was over pretty quickly however, and the sun was out before we knew it.


Posted by travellinglise 11:25 Archived in Montenegro Tagged beach lake storm perast

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