We spent most of the day at Cafe Ulbo reading, playing cards, chatting with Slavko, meeting locals and people who summer on the island, learning a few more words in Croatian, and feeling like we were dreaming (literally because we were super off with sleep schedule aka lack of sleep schedule).
The weather at first was super humid to us, but now we are pros and I almost have come to love the kind of humidity we have out here. I mean, it's not like Florida #swampass. It's breezy and refreshing and it does some awesome things to my skin!
We woke up the morning of dayONE and found Slavko in the garden right out front. So we came down and help dispose of some weeds and throw away stuff and during all of that managed to take a pic with this large Zucchini.
Studliest man on the island, and the world.
I mean, come on... SO dreamy.
This view could never get old.
Our first lunch. For me, this was super different. I've never really even eaten fish to where it is a WHOLE fish on your plate. Even then, I've never really enjoyed eating fish. After competing and having to eat the most bland of the bland, I almost associate fish with the struggle of competition dieting.
This is SO different. I actually enjoy the flavor and we are forced to eat slow because of all the bones. I am super weird (aka IN LOVE WITH) animals, so that was a bit of challenge, but I would so much rather eat this way with a respect for the fact that I am seeing the animal that died so that I could enjoy a meal and have nutrients, rather than just strolling into a grocery store to pick it up canned/sliced in a bag like it's just nothing.
I appreciate the way meat/fish is treated here..and it is definitely not like it is done in most of America (cruel, inhumane, dirty, mass etc)
How it looks on the plate. It was actually really good! Thank you, sweet lil fish, for giving me nutrients!
This was one of the houses along the front line by the water (one of the first ones I saw when we were arriving). I love that there must be years and years of stories involving this home, and now it's left to house a bunch of plants, bugs, and critters.
A flower Steve wanted to take a picture of.
His roots are here. <3
Ever seen a dragon in the sky?
Prepping lunch. We had lamb.
So if you know me, that was REALLY difficult. But like I said, I'm stepping out of comfort zones and immersing myself in the culture. I thanked God for providing another meal and gave thanks for the young animal that died for it.
Then Steve took a bunch of pics of me that are pretty much the same, just a little different. I decided to post all of them just to keep them here.
There is seriously NO rush here. Naps at the cafe. Naps by the sea. Slow lunches. Slow walks. I think we will be bringing this back home with us to integrate in our daily lives.
We couldn't get enough of the water and sky that night...