Yes that was the opening line from our walking-tour guide, Peter, in Ljubljana. Tuck that one away for the next trivia night! With only 47km of coastline we were never going to be doing alot of cruising in Slovenia but really wanted to visit. We left Venice early in the morning in the rain for the daytime crossing of 50nM to Piran hoping to arrive before the breeze kicked in from the NE, ie the direction we were heading. 8.5 hours in total and we managed to sail with Genoa and Gennaker as well as almost filling the tanks with desal. The last 1.5hrs was pounding into aforementioned NE'er with casualties including 2 wine glasses and my beloved CREW mug! Zero interest in our arrival from the local officialdom, so we decided to stay at the Town Quay for a few days and hire a car to see some country. Piran is a lovely town and we also went up to Lake Bled in the North as well as spending the day in the capital, Ljubljana. The countryside seemed really green, people were lovely and that cake...!!! Slovenia is a real hidden gem.
Lynda is slowly getting used to the transition from working to not working and racing to cruising.