Boka Kotorska, Krtoli and Bjelila
Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:28 pm
The following video represents Boka Kotorska or Bay of Kotor. A little village called Krtoli is placed there and this is one of the places where I regularly spend some time each year. Why so it will be explained over the time.
Bay of Kotor is located in Montenegro close to Croatian border, just 45 km far from Dubrovnik. It is often referred as Europe's most southern fjord which is listed as one of the ten most beautiful bays in the world. The Boka Kotorska coastline is like a string of pearls, harboring towns like Herceg-Novi, often called a wild flower, the Unesco protected Kotor, with its one of Europe's best preserved mediaeval Old Town and historical seafaring monuments like the Gospa from Skrpjela. Simply to say the bay is a true master work of nature. Astonishing and beautiful blend of mountains and sea.
It is a bay where I have spent all my childhood because my grandfather, my mother’s father lived there. Today, in the house of my grandfather, that my husband and me reconstructed and adapted for our family, we go few times in year to pick oranges or olives, to be in that old house and see some friends. Naturally when I am there, all my childhood memories are with me, images of meals on my grandfather’s terrace, eating seashell on Bjelila coast, where my grandfather used to have his wine cave. My children spent their summer holidays there too and love that place. For the time being it is not as frequently visited as it used to be; only my husband and I go to spend some time there. Next week on Sunday I shall travel there. After turning back, I shall report here the newest impression from the south coast of Adriatic Sea.
As I mentioned Bjelila, where we actually spent our summers, here is the map of Boka Kotorska so that you can see where it is.
Around 0:24 you can see KRTOLE, on the map it is right form Bjelila. That is the village where I shall go. In the time of my childhood my grandfather's house was there and his wine cave down on the coast, at Bjelila, which is 15 min. walk from the house.
So much about geography.