It was strange arriving on Rab on Saturday. We took an auto ferry from Stinica. Pretty much the only thing that is in Stinica is the ferry so it was easy to find. We drove off the ferry and the instructions from the realtor said, go straight on the road. I didn’t have to worry about being confused as to which road because there was only one road leading off the ferry and onto the island.
Again, when we planned this trip, we knew there would be some driving involved. I think we just didn’t anticipate how much. Our 2 1/2 hour journey from Split to Dubrovnik was filled with windy, slow driving roads making it closer to a 3 1/2 hour trip instead. So it should be no surprise that our trip from Dubrovnik to Stinica in the north, where we would catch our ferry to Rab Island, took 10 1/2 hours instead of the expected 6. Yes that is 4 1/2 hours longer than we planned. It was a LONG LONG day! I will say this though – 1. The kids were amazing. 2. Liam didn’t puke once despite the super windy roads (and they were ridiculously windy and I almost puked) and 3. This is a beautiful country to drive through.