Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sea day Piran screech

the mermaid and I

I decided to take a chance on going to Piran it was cloudy and supposed to rain but I really wanted to go, it was on my list. Well it did rain some but only while I was on the bus and then it cleared as we got closer to Piran. It was wonderful to be by the Adriatic Sea  again it was a bit cloudy but started to clear as I walked through the town.  It was a small, but pretty town so it did not take long to look around.  I was toying with taking an early bus back but decided to explore further, I am so glad I did.

 I found the perfect spot near the sea and I was able to sit down on a rock and put my feet in the water pure bliss it was cold at first but it warmed a bit. I sat for maybe 25 minutes really enjoying it. Suddenly for some reason I looked down and right by my hand within inches was a big critter and it looked like a
I somehow managed to scoot away on my butt without falling in the water or dropping anything lucky my bags were further away. I sat in stunned amazement drying me feet to get my shoes on again.  I saw it on the side of the rock and tried to take a photo but my battery died.

After that walked up a steep hill to a St George Parish church the church was started in however it was a church museum and a woman must have been collecting admission as she sat on a chair just reading back towards the world I did not go in had looked in a door and not much to it. I read since then that is is open so I must have been there the wrong day, the photo below was taken through an opening in the entrance.

Inside the church

Tartini Square

love the colors

The skies cleared and I decided to make a day of it and take the last bus at 7 pm and I was 
just a bit hungry and saw stew for 3.50 euro listed on a menu at a cute little cafe right across from the sea.  I asked what it was like and then waiter said our special so I ordered it and also a glass of wine it was so reasonably priced 2 euro for wine. I sat sipping my wine and  just looking at the sea (thought life but someone has to do it) and then the waiter came and said a present for you madam and gave me a basket of bread.  I was surprised at the bread it made me feel good that he gave the basket to me nice warm bread the stew came it was yummy had a chicken leg. I ate and enjoyed the view and getting some sun.
I looked in shops again and thought the bus was early and ran for it but it was not the bus so I stayed near the bus stop, no problem sitting by the sea. It was at that point that I found there were shuttles to nearby towns but it was too late for that now.  I was a bit tired and decided to sit and relax till the bus was ready to go. The first town we stopped in which was barely 5 minutes away the skies were gloomy and looking back at where I was it was still sunny. I sat in the front for the view out the window and also my knee and the driver made me nervous he was texting at times and checking Facebook. I was happy to get back in one piece; it was quite late when I got back.

All in all an nice peaceful day enjoyed it and was worth the 2 and a half hour ride each as we had to stop in many towns and did not take the high way.

chicken stew and wine

sun going down Adriatic Sea