Picking up the kayaks from Sunj, we headed round the west side of Lopud Island, where there’s a cave. Then we headed into the sunset.
The next trip started with calm weather, which allowed me to take a couple of photos whilst in the kayak. We paddled to Koločep Island, had lunch, and then went back to Sunj.
By the time we were ready to return to Sunj, the wind had got up, and it was a bit of a struggle. We decided to get the golf buggy taxi back over the island to Lopud town.
Our next day’s kayaking was half way round Lopud Island to Sunj Beach. This turned out to be the roughest day, weather wise, with waves 1.5 metres high. It took a lot of effort to paddle round the south east point, but it was quite exciting.
We left the kayaks on the beach, and walked back across the island via the fort, which was much more impressive than it looked from Lopud Beach.
Šipan is bigger than Lopud, and is in fact the largest of the Elaphiti Islands. There’s an attractive harbour at Sudurad, with a couple of cafes.
Lindsey and I very much enjoyed our week of sea kayaking in Croatia. The holiday was arranged through Huck Finn Adventure Travel, and I’d recommend them if you’re thinking of a holiday in Croatia.
It was a well designed break, with just the right amount and variety of activities.
We decided on a double kayak. I found the crew (Lindsey) to be rather mutinous, until our guide, Stephano, pointed out that the person sitting in the front should not really try to steer the kayak.
I’m very pleased that I have learnt how to pronounce Hrvatska, because now, if anyone asks “How was your holiday in Croatia?” I can answer, “Where? Oh! You mean Hrvatska“, which you say as if clearing your throat.