During past weekend the roads were busier, but in the marinas, there was less than a few dozen people from other countries.
The borders reopened last week and expectedly, there were queues when entering Croatia. For the first time since the pandemic, the boat owners from other countries could get to their boats and the Croatian marinas were ready to welcome them. We went to visit Marina Punat on the island of Krk last weekend and hoped to see many Slovenian and Austrian boat owners, but much to our surprise, the piers were more empty than we anticipated.
We learnt from the marina employees that about 50 guests had arrived but we did not meet any of them neither on the pier nor on the waterfront. They must have stayed on their boats as recommended.
The cloudy weather most certainly did not invite for sailing. If you looked out to the sea, there were only a couple of small local boats in front of Punat and Krk. In the port of Krk, we did meet one Slovenian couple who enjoyed on their sailing boat by the empty waterfront.
The local bars and restaurants were open and their stuff was shrugging their shoulders while hoping for guests to drop by. Occasional walkers by the sea could enjoy the sight of lateen sail affixed to a yard of the traditional sailing boat that was sailing in and out of the port of Krk on the cloudy Saturday afternoon.