Klevas in Croatia  | weeks one & two

Klevas in Croatia | weeks one & two

Hard ground, no sand. A towel with a semi mildew-ey smell from not completely drying from the day before. Laying face down, topless, with a pebble somewhere under the towel directly under my boob but not worth moving to remove it. Salt still stuck on my lips from the water, contacts in my eyes burning just a little from the same. The sun tingling all over my back, and butt, and legs while the hum of people talking at a polite volume so that the coffee cups and saucers can take the lead. The sea is calm, more of a whoosh than a crash when it hits the walk. Closing my eyes doing my best to catalogue each and every sound and smell.

This is how I remember most of my after coffee, post swim, lay down and nap by the water moments while we were there. The island Olib. Special in a special kind of way. While I know we will be back next year, it already seems so distant. It is so far removed from our “normal”, a beautiful kind of culture shock, that when we return to the states, it really feels like it was all a dream (as cliché as it sounds); a dream that didn’t last long enough.

I am thankful for our month holiday. I am grateful for our time together, grateful that my brother was able to join us for the first half (he will not be pictured in these posts to protect & honor his privacy xo), thankful that we have people we missed. Towards the end of the trip, I longed to be home with my dogs and my people/routine…but now I have my day dreams of Olib. Isn’t that just the way it goes?

There are copious amounts of photos that we will keep in our family album, but I’d love to share a few with you in this post and the next. I’ll include a map so you can have an idea of where we stay. It is the island that is blacked out and is about a 2.5 hour boat ride from mainland.

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I pray that this island evades tourist traps, and tourism all together, honestly. It is stuck in another time and it is amazing because of it. While life still moves slow there, it has gradually sped up a bit since my first time there, *sad.

Thanks for sharing in some of our trip with us via photos. (Captions are written under the photo.)



Steve and the ocean right in front of one of two tiny cafes on the island.

Steve and the ocean right in front of one of two tiny cafes on the island.

island wear. Comfort > All

island wear. Comfort > All

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Cotton candy sunrise.

Cotton candy sunrise.

Steve and the slow sunrise

Steve and the slow sunrise

expectation.

expectation.

reality.

reality.

Playful Steve is the best.

Playful Steve is the best.

One of our first sunsets.

One of our first sunsets.

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Another house on Olib.

Another house on Olib.

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Wrap dresses are so versatile.

Wrap dresses are so versatile.

Breathing underwater in the clearest water you’ll ever see.

Breathing underwater in the clearest water you’ll ever see.

Trip to Island Silba.

Trip to Island Silba.

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heart eyes emoji

Sign on Silba

Sign on Silba

The special tower on Olib, you can read about it below.

The special tower on Olib, you can read about it below.

Creepy or True Love?

Creepy or True Love?

Coming down from climbing up to the top.

Coming down from climbing up to the top.

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Top of the tower!

Top of the tower!

Fresh fruits all over

Fresh fruits all over

Top of the tower

Top of the tower

Lol @ my rock shoes. #fashion

Lol @ my rock shoes. #fashion

In his natural habitat.

In his natural habitat.

not ready, but not gonna retake it. Another island outfit.

not ready, but not gonna retake it. Another island outfit.

Trip to Island Novalja.

Trip to Island Novalja.

First and last time wearing a hat like this.

First and last time wearing a hat like this.

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At cafe on Novalja

At cafe on Novalja

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Parked to swim in the Adriatic.

Parked to swim in the Adriatic.

Look at that cute fish.

Look at that cute fish.

En route to Novalja!

En route to Novalja!

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Steve’s kissable lips and Novalja in the background.

Steve’s kissable lips and Novalja in the background.

Random at Novalja

Random at Novalja

Swimming in the Adriatic

Swimming in the Adriatic

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Quick and only photo we got from both our trips to Zadar.

Quick and only photo we got from both our trips to Zadar.

Klevas in Croatia | weeks three and four

Klevas in Croatia | weeks three and four

Is Breast Implant Illness Real?

Is Breast Implant Illness Real?

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