& Adriatic Sailing
Brown from the USA
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August and the beginning of September my 19 year-old
son and I enjoyed a two-week stay in Croatia.
We started by meeting friends from the Slovene Ski
Team, who had chartered a 52' sloop for a week.
We cruised around the northern Adriatic near Losinj.
What a magnificent area - and what a great place
To begin with, no one on our boat had any trouble
with nudity, though we were clothed most of the
time. We swam in the most incredibly clear water,
then showered nude on the deck, or swam ashore and
sunbathed in the nude. One of the female skiers,
Natasha, usually took the lead in taking clothes
off - we Americans were a little unsure as to when
it would be acceptable.
No worries: even on the clothed beaches in the area,
it is common to see nude use, usually off to one
side, but not very far, and with no problems at
all. In several harbors we anchored in, other boats
would come in with the entire crew/family nude,
drop anchor, and swim to the beach nude, then go
exploring. We anchored off one resort with a nude
beach, and swam nude with the coach and his family.
It's wonderful cruising - but late summer weather
can be tricky, and we did get some big blows. But
those islands! Often largely uninhabited, or at
least sparsely inhabited, the islands smell of wild
thyme, and I have never seen such clean, clear water,
except in mountain lakes.
A down side? Well, some of the leeward beaches had
a lot of junk on them, and some of the more populated
ones were messy, especially at the end of the season.
After a week on the boat we spent a further week
at Koversada, in a small studio apartment.
It's a lovely place, with lots of room, numerous
restaurants, good swimming. However, a few words
of advice: don't go for the meal package. The "package"
restaurants are too full and not very good, and
quite noisy. We took the breakfast package only,
which was better, then ate the various restaurants
for lunch and dinner. Prices are not bad. You can
also buy food in the grocery store, which is small
I'd like to go back earlier in the season, as things
were starting to thin out by the time we were there,
with school starting and the reliable weather over.
Two criticisms: too many people wear clothes too
much of the time. One end of the resort, where there
is tenting, seems to be more nude, but we did see
a dissapointly large number of textiles. The other
caution is that people tend to drive a bit fast
inside the resort.
But we had a great time, and I'd like to get back
to Koversada - and take another cruise!
Does anyone have some advice as to where to go in
Europe where they don't wear clothes as much?
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