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Swimming off Boat near Korcula Island

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I guess holidays don't get much better than this, jumping off a boat at anchor in a tiny bay in crystal clear, calm, blue waters under a cloudless sky backed by glorious scenery. This image was taken perching the tripod and camera in a small dingy and then motoring slowly round in a circle. Taken while on holiday in Croatia in September 2011.

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The best way to visit the Dalmatian Coast and Croatian coastline is probably on a cruise or sailing holiday. Travelling along the coast by boat can be as fast as the roads, but on a boat there is just open seas, cooling breeze and deckchairs to catch the sun. Often these boats will anchor up in some tiny, secluded bay for a swimming stop, many of which are totally inaccessible any other way.

The swimming stop shown here was off Gubavac, one of the small islands off the coast of Lumbarda at the eastern end of Korčula Island. It is just one of the small islands, only accessible by boat, that dot the coast between Lumbarda and Korčula town. Among this cluster are also the islands of Vrnik, Knežić, Sutvara, Badija and Planjak.

Various companies offer different cruise, sailing and boating holidays. People can either go as individuals on pre-arranged tours or arrange to go as a large group taking over an entire boat for the week. The latter gives the group much greater flexibility to set their own agenda in choosing the type of holiday they want and places to stop at. Some companies specialize in sailing holidays for small groups, while other motorized yachts take larger groups of up to 30 or 40 people. It is also possible to charter a private yacht from various ports.



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