Our original plan for the day was to take a boat from Old Town Dubrovnik to Lokrum Island and enjoy a hike. Unfortunately, it was the shoulder season and there were no departures scheduled that day. Instead, we decided to walk along the sea to one of the secluded beaches not far from Old Town Dubrovnik. We could see Lokrum Island as we walked framed by shapes cut out of the stone walls along the way.
The water was a brilliant blue.
We approached a tiny church and paused to get our bearings.
We helped ourselves to a couple of the lounge chairs stacked nearby and set about arranging a picnic for ourselves featuring the bread, cheese, jam, and oranges we had bought that morning. Looking and listening to the waves crashing in was soothing.
I noticed that the sea was quite rough and was suddenly glad that the boats hadn't been running that day.
It was quite warm that day and we were really thirsty so we stopped at Grand Villa Argentina on our way back to town. We sat outside on the patio overlooking Lokrum Island and enjoyed a huge bottle of sparkling water.
We were delighted watching the sun sparkle off the current of the Adriatic.
We looked all around admiring the views of the Old Town walls...
We soon found ourselves back at the town gate.
That's when I spied a few playful birds foraging in a nearby palm. Beautiful creatures...