After we finished our last post the rain cleared and the sun started shining. We rented a scooter and went galavanting about the country side of Hvar. Geoff was the driver of our 100cc scooter and did so with ease, manuvering around the steep country roads taking us to see sights that will never be forgotten.
It was nice to get out of the press of the city. It felt as if we had finally had an experience that was somewhat unique, which is something that we had been craving since we began our trip and where faced with the picture-taking, ice cream-eating hoards of tourists.
It was so much fun striking out on our own that when we reached the end of the paved road we decided to test the off road capabilities of our scooter. This might not have been the wisest move, but the man inspecting the scooter for damage at the end of the day didn't suspect a thing.
Another welcome relief from the yacht-oggling ice cream eaters was the hike that we took up to the medieval fortress overlooking the harbour. The view was spectacular and we were able to have some quiet moments taking in the scenery.
We left Hvar early yesterday morning and survived the worlds roughest and most vomit-filled ferry ride enroute to Split. The details are too grizzly to post, so let's just say we were both glad to have our Ipods to drown out all of the hurling.
We've had a good (but a bit cloudy and rainy) 2 days in Split and leave tomorrow afternoon for Athens, Greece. We'll update again soon. Love to all our friends, family and random bloggers!