So I went on a speedboat that took blasting out of the gates of Split and off to the Blue Cave.
Well, that was interesting one…. the Blue Cave…
The boat driver actually told us that we have to duck our heads when we go in. It’s just a damn small hole that was made bigger by dynamite. I didn’t think we would fit but we did.
Well, there it is. Inside the Blue Cave. I didn’t think much of it.
So how the boat driver explained it is that the sun’s rays go through underwater and reflect which creates this surreal blue color inside the cave. What used to be an amazing scuba diving spot is now made into this boating mass tourism blob.
Actually, I thought it was kind of a let-down as I was expecting a lot from it. And maybe it was because there was no scuba diving allowed that made it a bummer. Or the fact that there was just lines and lines of tourist flash mobs lining up to get on these smaller boats that would take us into this mystical Blue Cave. I don’t know. It was alright but nothing that amazing. I think it was just too hyped up if you ask me. It should be called the Big Blue Letdown.
I did get to see some other neat sites. The speed boat stopped by this one beach called Srebrna or Silver Beach. But again, it was just crowded with tourists looking to catch some rays even though I think they got enough Vitamin D for their skins.
The entrance to Srebrna or Silver Beach. You can see tourists in the distance. They put up a rope so you have to swim from the boat to shore if you want to get to it.
Make sure you borrow some goggles or a mask so you can see underwater. The water is very clear like the previous day’s scuba diving.
And here’s what it looks like from the other direction. Notice that I did not take a picture of the other tourists in there because there were a lot. To me, the sheer volume of them just ruins the whole thing. Instead, imagine being there by yourself and no civilization around. Just you, an umbrella, some good books, cold drinks in an ice chest full of ice, food, and peace and quiet – nothing but the waves.
And the last stop was Hvar. The town is quite popular with tourists or I should say, the cruise boat passenger tourism mob that comes in with boat after boat to fill the streets of foreigners. Gave me the impression that it was like Cozumel all over again but this was more of a European flavor to it.
This just sticks out right there. This place was like a combination of Greek and Italian architecture. It also gave me the impression of being in a desert climate, but with an oceanside attached to it.
It’s a nice area…. if you walk around, there are many places to lounge around and soak up the sun’s rays like a dog.
Overall, it was a nice day to see something new but still, I should have just gone fishing out in Croatia and see what kind of fish I could have caught. It would be a first time in the Adriatic Sea… but I missed my chance because of some over-hyped location. Oh well, that’s life.