Back to Oceana
Above us for helicopters we are flying over the harbour and then circling around the town and then flying over the harbour again.
At one point we stopped to watch a group a workman digging out a post at the side of the pavement. They were using a jackhammer on a small crane to break up the concrete. Health and safety was put aside as they didn’t have hardhats or ear protection. Even worse they carried on bashing away at the concrete only inches away from passing pedestrians. We waited until they took a short break before venturing past.
We walked back to the ship on the ‘ferry side’ of the road. This gave us a better view of the busy harbour. The electronic noticeboard at the side of one of the port gates listed lots of very in and out of Split.
Back on board I heard the helicopters again and I went out on the top deck of Oceana for a better view. Then the Croatian air force Display team flew over the ship and out over the bay and started practising their display.
From our balcony I watch the comings and goings of the ferries. This was when three ferries converged on the harbour from different directions.
Evening after leaving Split
Out on deck again I had a last look at Split.
Graffiti Classics were performing again in the evening but unfortunately not in the theatre.
We went for an early dinner and for once did not have a long wait for a table. I started with prawn cocktail again, salad Lyonnaise (served with a hard boiled egg for a change) and then maxed out on the full P&O mixed grill.
We were in and out of the restaurant so quickly that we even had time for a drink in the bar before making our way to the venue for Graffiti Classics. We only had 30 minutes also to wait before they started their second show. This was as good as the earlier performance and definitely worth going early for a seat.
The tickets for our flight home where in our room-the cruise was definitely coming to an end now.
From the Cruise Log
Tuesday 9 April – Split, Croatia
Wind Light Airs
Weather Overcast, Dry
After a calm and quiet crossing southwards through the Adriatic Sea Oceana reached the Pilot station at 07:15. SBB was rung 15 minutes prior. After the local Pilot boarded, Oceana proceeded towards berth 26 turning ‘bow-to-port* before coming alongside ‘starboard-side-to’. Once the ship was made fast, the gangways were rigged and our Guests were then able to debark to enjoy the wonderful sights of this beautiful town of Split.
‘All on board’ time was set for 1730 with departure at 1800. After letting go the lines, the Deputy Captain thrusted Oceana off the berth laterally. Then turning the bow to port a course was made to pass through Soltanski Kanal. Once clear of the islands Oceana made a south-westerly course back to our summer home port of Valletta.