VISITING BASINA BAY ON ISLAND HVAR, CROATIA
Weekends are a great time to get proactive about our health and use our free time to go hiking & trekking. Spending time outdoors is quite beneficial for our health. I have written about this topic a number of times on my blog. Those of you who are regular readers know that I like nothing better than exploring the area I live in on foot. Hiking can be such a healthy and inspirational activity and the best thing is that it doesn't cost a thing. Since I have been living on island Hvar these past few months, I have tried to take every opportunity to explore this magical island. Recently I have discovered bay Basina. It is a small bay, very close to Vrboska and Jelsa. This was my first visit to this beautiful bay. I discovered it quite by chance. Island Hvar has so many amazing beaches and secluded bays to offer. Despite spending most of my summers here, I still have so much to discover.
Basina bay is a beautiful place, no doubt about it. There are so many beautiful bays on island Hvar to choose from. A lot of them are much like this one. Secluded and private, surrounded by a gorgeous pine forest. In most of the bays, the homes are privately owned and available for rent during the spring and summer period. I always love seeing the old stone houses (much like those build my my ancestors) but I also like to see new and modern houses. Croatian people are builders by nature, they will always put their funds in real estate. They like to build houses, they like to invest into them and they like to talk about architecture and construction. I always joke you can tell always tell where Croatian people live just by seeing what the houses look like. I also enjoy house watching, it always gives me new ideas and inspiration for possible house projects in the future.
Strolling this bay on a sunny winter day was such a peaceful and serene experience. We saw a restaurant sign, but it was not open during the winter. I think I already mentioned that most restaurants are closed during the winter season. There are a few of them open in Jelsa and Starigrad. I can definitely recommend Kod Damira restraunt in Starigrad city. I have eaten there a couple of time lately and the food was always great. Anyhow, we didn't really mind the lack of dining options in Basina bay, as we had other plans and I didn't expected to find a restaurant open there anyway this time of year. In other words, we were more than happy to just sit and chill here. Wouldn't you be?MY ART PRINTS AVAILABLE ON REDBUBBLE SITE
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EXPLORING AREA CLOSE TO BASINA BAY, ISLAND HVAR & MY OUTFIT
On that sunny winter day, we also explored the area surrounding Basina and found some lovely pathways as well as a little hill that was turned into an olive tree plantation. Just lovely! My outfit was very comfortable and as usual nothing was new about it. You've seen me post more than 30 ways to wear this short black coat, so you know it is a sustainable item. I've actually worn it a couple of times after that post as well (for example here)! You had the chance of seeing this beanie, this scarf, these biker boots and this maxi skirt too. This year I'm all about sustainable fashion. Anyhow, this was a very comfy hiking outfit. It kept me warm and I think it looked pretty cute too.
I definitely would like to visit it again. Maybe I will pay it another visit one of these days. There are so many lovely bays in island Hvar and I can't wait to discover and share all of them with you. If you want to know more about what Croatia has to offer, you can check this post: MY TOP TEN FAVOURITE CROATIAN DESTINATIONS IN 2019. If you are specifically interested in island Hvar, you can read my older posts:
1. ADVENT IN STARI GRAD: TWO OUTFIT PROPOSALS
2.STARI GRAD IN AUTUMN: WHAT TO WEAR FOR SIGHT SEEING?
3.VISIT STARI GRAD ON ISLAND HVAR WITH ME
4. INSIDE OF A RENAISSANCE VILLA OF PETAR HEKTOROVIC
5.VRBOSKA (AKA LITTLE VENICE) ON ISLAND HVAR
6.TARTAN BLAZER AND A GUIDE TO JELSA
7. A BEACH OUTFIT FEATURING A CHERRY PRINT A LINE DRESS
8. ISLAND HIKING OUTFIT FEATURING A GEOMETRIC PRINT DRESS
9.A SEASIDE PAINTING INSPIRED BY BAY TORAC
10.A STRIPED ROMPER AND A CAPER FLOWER