L'Austral Cruise Photos
From: L'Austral cruise review
Day 6: Hvar, Croatia (6)
L'Austral was leaving port at 2:30 p.m., so we had just enough time to explore the western side of the harbor before catching a tender back to the ship.
The Spanish Fortress above the town had a different profile from this angle.
Here, you can see the town center and the eastern waterfront
(shown earlier) across Hvar's inner boat and yacht harbor.
This part of town was newer, with resort hotels, yet another Aqua shop (is there a Croatian resort town of any size without one?), and a sports bar:
The pedestrian promenade was lined with trees, including one that required third-party support.
A stone-paved swimming and sunbathing platform jutted into the harbor.
Across the bay, the Jadrolinija high-speed ferry was about to leave Hvar for Split, Croatia's second-largest city .
We would have liked to walk farther (we could see a large resort hotel and beach up ahead on the western side of town), but it was almost time for the last tender back to L'Austral.
The Compagnie du Ponant tent had been taken down and loaded into the tender by the time we returned to the pier.
One of the tenders was already hanging from its davits.
This was our final view of Hvar as the tender sped back to
L'Austral. At 2:30 p.m., we'd be departing for Rab, Croatia, the final
port of call on our seven-night Adriatic cruise.
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