If ever you are lucky enough to be on a Mediterranean cruise that calls into the small medieval city of Kotor, Montenegro, a climb up to the old St John’s Fort (aka Castle of San Giovanni) is a must. For two reasons – the incredibly outstanding views and much needed exercise after being on the ship! (I call this a climb, but other say it’s a “huff and puff” hike…only one way for you to find out!)
Story Bridge Climb – An Adventure Waiting
Let’s do a bridge climb!
There are three organised bridge climbs in the world – all unique in their own way. Brisbane Story Bridge, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
Thousands of cars travel across these massive steel and concrete monsters each day. Now hundreds of people seeking a day of adventure are climbing these gigantic steel structures.
My first bridge climb was the Brisbane Story Bridge at the ripe old age of 63. The birthday “gift climb voucher” I considered to be only marginally better than the one received to have my ears pierced when turning 40!
The Bright Orange Rooftops of Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik, Croatia, on the Dalmatian coastline of the Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean) is truly a Pearl of a Place. Some people haven’t even heard of the port – many think it’s in Turkey, e.g. me! Dubrovnik is a city where you can enjoy the best of both modern and medieval times.
Despite the ravages of recent troubles (wars) this magical walled city of Dubrovnik, with its marble streets and palaces, has healed. The city was truly a feast for our eyes and cameras. Rich in culture and history, with distinctive orange tiled rooftops, there was an ambience difficult to describe.