Well, that was a bust. The weather was significant as we came in between the mountains that make a channel to Kotor. The wind started to increase. This is a very narrow passage at under 1000 feet across. I went up to get coffee at 10 Forward (the Crow's Nest) and the view ahead looks like a dead-end.
As we approached the narrow passage, it became clear how we would get into the bay.
We were only one of several cruise ships that were turned away. Even a small expedition ship gave up and headed back out. Later the captain would tell us that the wind got to over 50 knots. That would be unsafe to dock or even anchor and tender into port. As a result, we turned and started back out to the Mediterranean.
Kotor is a town in Montenegro. Not a place I ever even thought of visiting. Sadly, we won't be visiting on this trip.
It may have been nice to visit the towns and villages in the area. They look quaint.
As we headed out, we passed several Cold War Yugoslavia Sub bases built in the 1970s. They were cut into the mountain to be almost impossible to see or attack. A cover could be swung over the entrance that looked like the rocks and plants of the rest of the shoreline. The design was based on tunnels Hitler's subs used in WWII. Think of the scene from the first Indian Jones movie.
Instead of a port visit, this turned into a sea day so we relaxed on ship and had a nice lunch in main dinning.
Tonight the comedian Geoff Boyz performed again. He was OK but the Captain is actually funnier. The entire crew takes their lead from the Captain. He has a great sense of humor which even goes to competing with others by wearing crazy socks.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...