While in Dubrovnik, we spent one day on board the MV Levanat cruising to two of the Elaphite Islands group, Lopud and Sipan. We soon left the port behind (note how rugged the interior is) on a somewhat cloudy day but there was enough sunlight to create the brilliant colours of sky and sea that the area is renowned for.
Our first port of call was Sipan, a sleepy, non-touristy island where we explored on foot for a couple of hours, taking in the cypress and olive groves as well as the ancient stone buildings – Pliny the Elder mentioned this place in the 1st century AD so people have been living here for a while.
The 48-second video below gives some idea of the atmosphere on board. Apart from we 4 Kiwis, the rest of the group was Irish and they needed no prompting for a singalong.