On Friday morning we dindgied into town for some shopping and we saw several more fishing boats docked at the town pier or anchored near us, they were unloading their catch. After shopping we moved the boat a bit further away to the West, to keep some distance between us and fishing fleet. Just as we dropped the anchor, out friends Suzana and Martin sailed into bay with their lovely boat Best Move and dropped their anchor next to us.
We sailed to Uvala Podgarbe on Molat. It is really nice, and on Saturday there were no charter boats and the anchorage was not very crowded.
Next day it was one more day of Indian summer, warm and sunny, and even water was almost warm again, even warm enough for snorkelling.
There was so much to see in the water. Near the shore there was almost like a reef with unbelievable amount of fish - mostly there were Annular seabream or špari (Diplodus annularis) near the rocks and Mediterranean chromis or črnik (Chromis chromis) in the background.
Few minutes after we dropped the anchor I was in the water. I saw these small Striped red mullets or progaste bradače (Mullus surmuletus) digging around our anchor.
Next day we moved only a short distance and anchored on the E side of island Silba. In the afternoon we dinghied to the shore and walked to the village on top of the hill for an ice cream and some shopping. The night was not very calm, although there was not much wind, there must have been much more wind up North and waves managed to travel all the way into our anchorage. The stronger NE wind, burja, was forecast for next couple of days, so on Thursday morning we sailed off to the bay Artatore on island Lošinj. It is much better protected than anchorages between Silba and Olib.
We stayed in Artatore for two nights, NE wind was quite strong the first night, so we awoke often. It was whistling also during the second day, and we had quite a workout rowing our dinghy ashore. But it was worth it, we had a great meal in Artatore restaurant. Second night was not so wild, and on Saturday we sailed on to island Unije to the bay Uvala Vognišča. The day was sunny and calm, but the NE wind cooled the air and the water, so we don't swim so much any more and it is necessary to put some more clothes on in the evening. And I was glad I managed to do so much snorkelling in our Indian summer, the water is getting too cold for that.
Today we sailed across Kvarner bay to Istria, and we're anchored in Medulin bay. Tomorrow we're heading deeper into the bay to find a well protected spot to hide from bad weather that is coming in next week. There will be a lot of rain, near-gale wind, and we'll probably move on only when the weather calms down. And while I'm hoping for some more sunny days, I guess the Indian summer might be over.