Luka Korculanska bay, Korcula, Croatia
I know there are things to do on the beautiful Croatian island of Korcula, but I didn’t do any of them. I spent most of my time on the tiny wooded peninsula of Luka Korculanska , with views across to Korcula old town, picking my way over the blindingly white rocks around the bay. There is a campsite, Camp Kalak (00385 20 72 66 93 i 72 66 95, korcula-hotels.com), among the pines there.
I tried to photograph the lightning one night, the rain hammering down on the marble town.
Finally we booked a boat trip with a man name Captain Zoran (tinyurl.com/ypwohp). He picked us up in a car, as we were the only people to book and it wasn’t worth him starting up the boat. We did nothing more with him than drive to another side of the island – the rocks as white, the sea as blue – and then drink a bottle of the local wine, Grk, while he told us about the war and the local olive oil, but we finally felt we’d got somewhere. Even if we hadn’t done anything.
Jacob Polley, author Talk of the Town, published 5 June (Picador)