Sunday, February 11, 2007

Croatia Online - News

The editor can best be compared to a child in a sweetshop at the moment. We've a number of projects on the go and Croatia is one of those countries that the more you explore, the more you find there is to discover. Our roving reporters have been delving into the hidden delights of Kaštel Sučurac and closely following the movements of HMS Cornwall who made a brief visit to Split this week. More news on that below. In the meantime we've also been researching the latest tourism news in Split and Biograd and will be reporting in depth in the next couple of weeks. Here's the main news of the week.
Ryanair flies to Zadar
The formal announcement has been a long time coming but, at last, low cost flights are available between Zadar and the UK. From 23rd April Ryanair will be flying to the heart of northern Dalmatia three times a week - Wednesday, Saturday and Monday. Flights leave Zadar at 9pm, arriving in Stansted at 10.30pm. Flights depart from Stansted at 5.10pm arriving in Zadar at 8.35pm. It's a 20 minute drive from the airport to Zadar or Biograd. You can read plenty about the attractions on the Zadar region on these pages. It's not so easy to find a good hotel in Zadar itself so try nearby Biograd as a base. Watch this space for an idea of how to make the most of this new route. For more information on flights go to
British Navy in Split
HMS Cornwall arrived at the Lora base in Split on Wednesday and departed yesterday after a hectic schedule. The reception was carried out with the taken for granted Royal Navy panache - blink and there's a drink in your hand and a canape in front of you. Look around briefly and there's an officer to introduce you to another guest or answer your questions. The ceremonial sunset is enough to bring a small tear to a patriotic eye and quite the politest of ways to bring the proceedings to a leisurely close.
Below is an extract from the RN website that tells you a little more about HMS Cornwall. Go to About HMS Cornwall for the latest news.
Ship's Motto: Unus et Omnes - One and All
HMS Cornwall is a Type 22 frigate, "stretched" approximately 17 m longer than the original Broadsword Class. She was launched in October 1985 and commissioned at Falmouth, Cornwall in 1988 by the Ship's sponsor, Diana Princess of Wales. Following the untimely death of Princess Diana, Lady Mary Holborow, Lord Lieutenant of the County of Cornwall assumed responsibilities. The Ship is the first of the Batch 3 Type 22 Frigates and is part of Devonport Flotilla, under Commander Jeremy Woods. HMS Cornwall has battle honours from Barfleur in 1692, the Falkland Islands in 1914 and the Dardanelles in 1915. She is affiliated to the County of Cornwall, The Light Infantry and the Worshipful Guild of Leathersellers amongst others.
Please note that today's photo is NOT HMS Cornwall! It's a picture taken on the way from Trogir to Split, past the industrialised part of Kaštela. We're hoping to bring you a photo of the real thing next week.


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