Spirit of Adventure blog
It’s been a while since I’ve been at anchor in Dubrovnik. We picked up our pilot, came to the southern anchorage and dropped the anchor in the assigned spot. All of our tenders were launched, and the service commenced.
The weather was beautiful, sunny and calm. I had the best intention to take the ship out north of Lokrum Island to get the better view of the city walls, but permission was denied by the local authorities, even after I personally made a pleading phone call in the morning. My intentions would have been unachievable regardless, as the weather deteriorated during the early afternoon. We started our engines and reduced the effect of Bura (the famous Adriatic NE wind), while maintaining the safe tender operation for another two hours as scheduled.
Once all our guests were safely back on board, we heaved the anchor, swung the ship around in order to create the lee for tenders, so we could safely retrieve them back on board, and then proceeded south for our next port of call - with a few surprises for our guests.
Captain Franko Papić
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