Today I am on a short trip to Croatia again, helping my sister to clear up the caravan and prepare it for hibernation in a local garage. Travelling alone, I could afford to stop in Bakar, a former important harbour in the bay of Rijeka in Croatia. It once hosted one of the croatian navigation schools and was the home of a number of captains.
Now the street from Rijeka to Krk passes far away from Bakar – you see the audacious construction high over the roofs, and Bakar is mainly visited by little numbers of locals. The door handle in the main street tells this story very precisely.