Milna was one of my favourite ports of call. I never thought I would be happy to be heading off out to sea again! Once we neared the shore, we stopped for our swim stop – and this was probably the best for me – The water was warm and so buoyant!
After lunch, the captain took the boat into the village. No other large boats were mooring there overnight so we had prime position at the dock. The arrival was one I will always remember, as we headed towards the tiny village, seemingly towering above the buildings, as we inched ever closer.
Our time was our own in the afternoon and we hastened to get off the boat to begin exploring. In a place of just over 800 inhabitants, there is not a huge amount to do or see, but it was oh so easy to just enjoy the sun, and the surroundings we found ourselves in. Personally I think Sail Croatia got it right taking us to such a gem of a place after busy Hvar and before we hit an even busier Split.
Phil and I walked as far as we could go to the right of the boat and returned to try and get into the Church of Our Lady of Annuciation, but sadly it was closed both times we tried to enter.
We had much to look forward in the evening as it was the Captain’s dinner on board, but before that, refreshed and anticipating a good night, we went ashore for pre-dinner drink.
The Captain’s dinner was a great success – the tables were beautifully set for the four-course meal, and a great time was had by all. The local entertainers were a real hit and we had a very hearty singalong!
After dinner, Phil and went around the other side of the harbour. The air was balmy and the reflections on the still water were beautiful. For me it was the perfect ending to a perfect day in untouched Milna.
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