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Worth the climb in Kotor

Kotor, Kotor Municipality, Montenegro
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The brochure said something like, "a brisk hike ending with brilliant views of the Bay of Kotor," so obviously I chose that as my day-trip/shore excursion from our cruise while we docked in Montenegro. As we tendered from the ship, I couldn't take my eyes off the sight in front of me - picture-perfect mountains reflected in the glassy water below, slightly blurred by the frost that still lingered in the air from the early morning's low temperatures and giving the entire scene a feeling of etherial mystery. And then I saw the tiny line of stones curving their way up the side of the mountain - oh, that's the trail! I exclaimed. That looks fun! But then my eyes continued to follow the trail...up...up...we probably stop at that first lookout point, I muttered. Nope, said a fellow hiker. We go all the way up to there. I looked to where he pointed. It was at the top of the mountain that, as we pulled into the boat dock, was now even taller than it had looked from the cruise ship. To make a long story (or hike) short, I'll skip the thousands of steps we took on uneven rocks to reach the top and instead choose to remember the view from the top. Simply put, it was beautiful. The air was clean, the sun was warm, and I felt like I was on top of the world.
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Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Hiking up to the old fortress is a wonderful way to take in the stunning Bay of Kotor - but it is not an easy stroll. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, and don't go during the hottest part of the day. The round trip takes about two hours (depending on how often you stop) and there are no handrails on any part of the hike.
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Hiking up to the old fortress is a wonderful way to take in the stunning Bay of Kotor - but it is not an easy stroll. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, and don't go during the hottest part of the day. The round trip takes about two hours (depending on how often you stop) and there are no handrails on any part of the hike.

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1 Comment

by Pglo716

01-23-2017

Stunning photo!