It’s finally time for the last part of our road trip, which took us towards the Croatian coastline and up to the towns of Pula and Rovinj on the northern coast.
We chose to drive from Plitvice over the mountains to get to the coast. Having joked about not seeing any wildlife, our morning started with some deer, which I was quick enough to get a picture of. Things got even crazier when, whilst driving along a busy coastal road, a baby brown bear crossed the road in front of us. Of course me, being the amazing wildlife photographer that I am, was so shocked to see a bear, the I forgot I had a camera in my hands. So although we know we saw a bear, you’ll just have to take our word for it as we have no pictures!
The next morning we headed over to the town of Pula. Having always wanted to visit Rome and growing up obsessed with Roman mythology, I was excited to visit Pula to see it’s famous Roman amphitheatre. We wandered the streets and happily found our way up to the fortress on the top of the hill, overlooking the large harbour.
In the afternoon we drove further north to the town of Rovinj, where the narrow cobbled streets lead you up high to the church that overlooks the beautiful turquoise ocean.
This was my first visit to Croatia and it’s definitely given me a taste of this beautiful country. Hopefully it won’t be too long before I return.
Want to see some more of Croatia? Check out the other stop on our trip, the Plitvice Lakes
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