Thursday, November 14 to Sunday, November 17
Vagabonding Days 45-48
Korčula. Built on a promontory jutting out from an island, the town of Korčula has magnificent stone walls that run all around it. Like the other islands we recently visited, it is quiet in the off-season with only a handful of open businesses. Korčula’s Old Town is relatively small and it didn’t take us long to explore.
Daniel and I arrived just after a giant storm swept along Croatia’s coastline and the weather was still pretty rough. So, we spent most of our time hunkered down in the apartment and watching the wind and rain sweep across town. I didn’t mind. With all the travelling we’ve been doing lately, it was nice to take a breather.
The highlight of our visit was a wedding that took place mere steps away from our apartment. Daniel and I were sitting down to dinner when we heard music and ran outside to investigate. We were just in time to see an entire wedding procession disappear into the the Cathedral of Saint Mark, complete with a wedding band and a man waving a Croatian flag. After the ceremony was over, the wedding party moved to the cathedral square and the band started up again. Daniel and I watched the dancing and revelry from a respectful distance, enjoying the celebration.
Here are some photos from our short visit to Korčula.