8 June is the World Oceans Day recognized by the United Nations. This post is dedicated to the Oceans.
I always have a craze for the sea. Croatia with a long coastline and a romantic view of the blue Adriatic is one of the reasons for picking this country as a destination for travelling.
As a small boy, I have always wandered down to the sea, to see the ocean-going ships which hopefully carry my dreams to far away places. Growing up, I have always like going to beaches and gazing out to the sea. A substantial part of my previous life was to deal with ports and the sea. This has made me all the more attracted to the harbour and anything to do with the sea. We are all in a way tied to the ocean. . . . .
- I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
- And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
- And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
- And a grey mist on the sea’s face and a grey dawn breaking.
At Split, I wandered down the harbor many times, gazing at vessels of all shapes and sizes. The harbor is calm and protected from waves. The Adriatic sea has a special peaceful blue color that is hard to describe by words (turquoise?emerald??). Boats in the calm harbor always give me a feeling of peace and freedom. I particularly like the silvery smooth surface of the sea with the reflections of the clouds and vessels on the water.
The setting is beautiful, a bay backed with buildings, old and new, palm trees and the sea is dotted with all kind of boats ranging from fishing boats, yachts, pleasure boats to work boats and ocean-going liners.