I travelled to six different countries in June, and subsequently many of the places I visited were a bit of a blur. One of the places that stood out for all the right reasons was the Montenegrin city of Kotor, and the stunning bay which is sits at the head of.
I sailed into Kotor on board Celebrity Silhouette and was treated to amazing views as the ship sailed up the ria (almost like a fjord, but not) towards the city. We sailed up the ria to the bay of Kotor first thing in the morning and I made the effort to get up extra early to enjoy these views on an almost deserted top deck. It was so peaceful and I was in my element.
The waters of the ria were incredibly calm and the only disturbance that was caused was the gentle ripple of the ships wake.
Having been lucky enough to visit Kotor on a previous occasion, I was looking for something a little different to do during my time there. What could be better then that hiring a speedboat for a few hours and whizzing around the bay?
We steered our lovely little speedboat immediately in the direct of the two churches that are built on tiny islands in the middle of the ria.
Legend has it that this tiny little island was created over a period of centuries by seaman who kept an oath after finding the icon of Madonna and child on the rock in the sea in the 15th century. According to myth every time they returned from a trip they laid a rock in the bay and in time the island was created. The local people have kept the tradition of throwing rocks into the sea and every year at sunset on the 22nd of July they sail their boats out to the island and throw rocks into the sea.
After an amazing afternoon speeding around the bay of Kotor and taking in the views, it was time to get back on board Celebrity Silhouette. I headed straight up to The Sunset Bar on the top deck to enjoy my last views of Kotor before we sailed away. What could be better than enjoying a glass of wine with this view?!