The check out procedure from Croatia went really smooth, instead of checking out from Dubrovnik where it´s many large cruising vessels we choose to check out from the small village of Cavtat just six miles down from Dubrovnik.
First thing we did as soon as we “parked” the boat by the customs wall was to go the harbor master to check out the boat from Croatia. After we got our papers stamped we had to go two streets down to the police office to get our passports stamped- that’s it- 30 minutes later- Checked out and ready to go.
I regret that we were so fast to check out because I think this place Cavtat is worth staying at for a night or two.
Anna is really learning to sail and handle the boat fast- she knows what needs to be done and when to do it- already, it´s a pleasure to sail with her and I feel very comfortable about the sailing part of our trip around the world. So if we only can make her seasickness go away in the same speed we would be sorted.
We also managed to make another big mistake during our stay in Croatia. All the things we have bought for our boat we could have bought tax-free. We thought this only applied for big investment but apparently everything that you buy that is worth more than 700 kuna is TAX- FREE. If you save all the receipts and do all the paperwork’s needed that will say. So we lost a lot of money on this mistake but we are happy anyway- who needs money? Fish is free and I got a new fishing rod!!
Bye bye Croatia…