Around Vis island

Today was an amazing day, we visited many places, saw many things and had lots of fun. We started off by renting a scooter from a friendly little place nearby our accommodation. We rode off to find some brunch but alas there was none to be had on the road we took. We did however find a sight well worth exploring. A small path led yuan past an abandoned house up on the cliffs overlooking the sea. There we found a set of stairs leading down into a small bunker with a slit for rifles.

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Exploring the are further led me to a larger bunker complex that can be described like so
” I walk down the utterly dark tunnel, my flashlight to only source of illumination. It is long and narrow and vauted overhead, the white paint on the walls has deteriorated over the years and a bunch of rusty metal clamps are all that are left of the previous lighting system. As I come closer to the end I can sense a faint glow somewhere, when I reach it, it turns out to be a crossroads. I go to the left because it’s shorter and there is light in that direction. It leads to a small open space within a low semi circular wall with tracks on the ground. I turn back and move passed the entrance tunnel towards the next spot of light. It is a similar open semi circle and I realize now that the tracks probably belonged to a retractable canon of some kind. Once again I go back to the main pathway but this time there is no light at the end of the tunnel…. Let’s find out out what is there.”

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The main tunnel, flashlight was on for this shot.

That was very exciting to explore as there was no light at all except the little seeping in from canon outposts.

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The really exciting part though was the derilict submarine tunnel from the 1940’s with pristine blue water in a long shaft cut straight into the mountain.

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This was just a splendid spot so I did the only right thing, I went for a swim, jumping off the pier at the entrance into the salty blue.

After drying off for a bit we got on the scooter and headed to the oposite side of the island for lunch then continued on the mountain road back towards Vis town. The road would offer great views of the mountains and the sea for most of the time and the exhilaration of speed during the rest. In the afternoon we stopped by at Stiniva and walked down the precarious little path to a secluded pebble beach in a small bay lined with steep cliffs.

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It was really amazing and well worth the walk (though I recommend you don’t wear flip flops like we did). If I had snorkeling equipment and a waterproof camera I could spend all day there.

Since the sin sets rather late in Croatia we explored a bit more of the island on the way back and just generally enjoyed the ride.

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