The next day we hit the backroads
and traveled through the breath-taking countryside of northern Croatia.
The hills and byways were full of vineyards, pastures, fields and tiny
hamlets with spotless homes and farms. Church spires spoke to the
faithful and medieval fortresses spoke of a history full of waves; Roman,
Ilyrian, Venetian, Austrian, Turkish... Produce was lined up under umbrellas
along the roadside and morning mist gave the entire area an ethereal air.