Korčula, Croatia

Aug 24, 2018 - Sea Cloud

Today was our second day aboard National Geographic Sea Cloud, and the boat felt familiar already. The day was sunny and warm, and with a bit of wind, we were lucky to see the crew on the sail stations again.

Our morning was dedicated to history lessons during which we heard a bit about the modern history of Croatia from a local cultural specialist. Lindblad Expeditions historian Rebecca Ingram gave a lecture on the Venetian maritime empire, which was a great introduction to our afternoon visit to the island of Korčula.

In the town of Korčula, we strolled the narrow streets of the small medieval town, enjoying the light breeze coming through the curvy alleys. We visited the Museum of Icons and the cathedral and later attended a traditional Moreška sword dance performance—the only dance of its kind in Europe.

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About the Author

Petra Nosetic, Croatian Cultural Specialist

Petra Nosetic, Croatian Cultural Specialist

About the Photographer

José Calvo

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Nicknamed “Indio” (Indian) because of his powers of observation and quiet nature, José has almost two decades of experience working as a naturalist and photography guide; as well as being recognized as an expert birder and nature photographer in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is rich in biodiversity — over 893 bird species have been recorded in the country. Since very young José spent all of his free time in the outdoors in the forest, where he soon fell in love with the birds. He particularly enjoys listening to their calls, and watching their behavior. Oddly enough, another one of Jose’s passions is science and technology, and because of this, he was among the first in Costa Rica to experiment with digital photography. As the technology quickly improved so did his love for it.  He truly believes that nature photography is the perfect combination of both of his passions.

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