Camping Porto Sol, Vrsar, Croatia

So here we are still at the first site on the Auto-Trail Owners Club.

After my last blog where we were preparing to go out for a group meal – we didn’t realise it was at the restaurant of the site next door – not normally a problem except it’s a naturist site. Now I’m no prude ( nor is Mrs Mac – so she tells me) but the idea of sitting eating my dinner with known acquaintances and my tackle out and Mrs Mac’s wombles noses on display didn’t really light my culinary fire. Oh hang on, some of the sights ‘good and bad’ might really affect my digestive system also. Luckily it turns out that the naturist site was clothed after a certain time. Phewww😊 Actually the restaurant was on a wee island and the food superb and plentiful so Rockydog was not complying as the ‘doggy bag’ we brought home was plentiful.

A good meal and a few wines saw us home and to bed at a reasonable time.

Next day was a free day so we wandered round the small local town (Vrsar) and generally chilled. That evening saw a ‘group get together’ with wine and nibbles. A really good night catching up with folk we hadn’t seen for a while and meeting folk new to the group.

Sunset view from the restaurant

A good meal and a few wines saw us home and to bed at a reasonable time.

Next day was a free day so we wandered round the small local town (Vrsar) and generally chilled. That evening saw a ‘group get together’ with wine and nibbles. A really good night catching up with folk we hadn’t seen for a while and meeting folk new to the group.

Views of Vrsar town

Tuesday saw a group guided bus tour to Pula, the main town of the region (Istria) and a visit to the amphitheatre followed by proscciutto tasting (thin ham) before returning to the site about 1530hrs. I’m sure there were a few people would have proffered to be anywhere except on an organised coach trip that day, judging by the amount of red & white wine consumed the previous night – not least aided by Mrs Mac who came up with a cunning plan to drink less, keep herself busy playing hostess and make sure everyone else is topped up!😂🍷🥂🍸🍹

Pictures from our visit to Pula

Wednesday saw a partially free day which allowed Mrs Mac and I to unleash Thunderbird 2 and explore a couple of the nearby town and villages. All these seem to cater for the holiday trade and all have numerous hotels and caravan sites. We spent most of time in Poric, a larger town with a lot more hustle and bustle. We returned to the site in time for the organised Boules + Gin & tonic event. Not that we’re bad losers but it was a very makeshift court, mostly gravel with some tufts of grass and quite a few ripples. OK, we were knocked out in the first round! We couldn’t even commiserate ourselves with copious amounts of Gin as we’d previously decided that would be our ‘no alcohol day’ so we pretended, drinking iced sparkling water with a slice of lemon😊

Pictures from Poric

Today saw us bimble off and do some shopping on the cub, returning with the top box full and my rucksack (worn on the front) including a litre and a half of the local merlot. This is in preparation for moving off tomorrow to Zagreb.

This afternoon will be finished off with a visit to the beach and a swim in the Adriatic before dinner with some of the other group members in the site pizza restaurant overlooking the bay.

Rockydog informed as that he’s looked at the map and the site detail for the next site in Zagreb and informed us he’d rather stay here as he enjoys his early evening swims.

Finally, this area is synonymous with pork and a lot of the villages as you drive through them have suckling pig being roasted on display outside the restaurants…………… and believe it or not, I’ve not partaken, yet!🐖🐖🐖🐖🐖🐖🍺

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