Both ends of the rainbow

Bigovo
Bigovo

The joys of cruising are diverse and there is something about every day that brings one type of benefit or another.  The last two days have given us both ends of the rainbow.

Saturday we arrived in Bigovo, a small quiet town in a big bay in Zaliv Traste.  The bay captured every breeze and we had a swim before lunch on Mercier.  We then unloaded the zodiak and motored to the village.  A local came and took our lines and told us to tie up to the dock and helped us ashore.  We went to the a stone cafe with open rooms in deep shade to have a drink.  The cafe was filled with curios and artifacts, the ceiling was a mass of nets like sharks fins. swordfish bills and a giant lobster carcapace. The walls held photos of fish that had been caught and dogs that kept the fishermen happy. Alas no Aperol Spritz!  Mineral water and beer had to suffice.

After a small walk along the waterfront, Louise swam back to Mercier, while we motored back for a swim.  Once back on Mercier we were all in the water, beating back the heat of the day and enjoying the quiet relaxing pace of Bigovo. In the cool of the evening, we watched a young fisherman lay his nets in the sunset.

Bigovo fisherman collecting his catch next morning
Bigovo fisherman collecting his catch next morning

On Sunday, we had a short , leisurely motor to Porto Montenegro, a new, terribly- swish resort.  This may have been the nicest marina we have been in, clear instructions on where to go and ultra-clean modern facilities. Wonderful showers are available, something those at home might not even consider, but luxury here.

Louise and Frosty
Louise and Frosty

We walked to old Tivat, but it was hot and Sunday and hot.

Old Tivat
Old Tivat

Great shops, markets and wonderful cafes and some of the best ice cream we have had en route.

Superb ice cream from Moritz Eis, Porto Montenegro
Superb ice cream from Moritz Eis, Porto Montenegro

Louise and Gaila did a tour of some lovely shops (lovely airconditioning) and purchased sarongs. As glamourous as it is, you can’t jump into the marina to swim and cool off and the boat doesn’t swing to capture the breeze on the bow.

Here’s the thing, we have enjoyed both immensley.