We’ve been having a fab time on the magical islands of Vis and Solta these past few weeks. We found a wild camping spot above a beach bar and nudist beach on Vis, in a little town called Komiza. We spent a week there, snorkelling, exploring, napping and reading. Although mostly cooking pasta and noodles on our camping stove, we wandered into town a few times for dinner; highlights included the burritos and pizza .
We met another wild camper, Lukas, had a night out at the bar with him, and he joined us on our boat trip to the ‘Blue Cave‘ on a nearby island. We found cuddly kittens, hidden caves and lots of fish; all in between our evening sunset swims.
From there we went back to Split on the ferry to meet our friend Ross, and then on to Solta, another island, to meet a man we met via Helpx online called Bartul. He picked us up in this rickety old Renault 4 GTL, falling apart but beautiful none the less, and took us to his bit of land on the coast – a home of mismatched pieces of wood, netting and metal from the local tip, with a few hammocks and mattresses thrown in. Two of his friends were staying the night there so we were shown around by them, down to the very rocky shore, the compost toilet and the archery range. We met his German Shepherd Django (who you have to sing to, otherwise he gets unhappy). We did work when the sun died down in the evenings, chopping away trees and vegetation to make a road and building up the cob wall around his house. Most of the time was spent reading in the hammocks, or chasing the fish down in the cove.
We’ve learnt the importance of mosquito repellant and snorkelling goggles, and how many useful things can be found at junkyards (we came away with a partially ruptured lilo and lots of polystyrene, which we later fashioned into a boat.)