Sun Worship on Hvar: Hotel Amfora

By paul 15 Jul 2012, 19:33 PM Hvar Town

Hvar's infamous sunshine keeps on beaming down, and tourists are lapping it up. Some pictures from Hotel Amfora this afternoon. 

After almost six weeks of uninterrupted sunshine with temperatures consistently in the 30s, it finally rained this morning.

At 3am.

For 2 minutes.

Normal service was resumed by breakfast, and another hot day on the road was in store. Walking past Hotel Amfora on the way to a meeting, I was struck by the diversity of the hotel - a conference centre for some, a family resort for others, and an exclusive bathing option at Bonj les Bains for others. Whatever their motives for arriving at Amfora, they had one thing in common: sun worship. Some pictures...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Due to very strong wind and snow all traffic is suspended:
    -on the A1 motorway between Sveti Rok and Posedarje junctions, -on the A6 Rijeka-Zagreb motorway between Kikovica and Delnice, -on the A7 motorway between Sveti Kuzam and Šmrika junctions, -on the section of the DC8 Adriatic road Novi Vinodolski-Sveta Marija Magdalena, -on the DC54 Maslenica-Zaton Obrovački state road. Passenger traffic is allowed only:-on Pag bridge, -on the DC25 Gospić-Karlobag state road. On the section of the DC8 Adriatic road Bakar-Novi Vinodolski there is a traffic ban on: doubledeckers, trailers, motorcycles, delivery vans and freight vehicles with covered cargo area.

    On the A6 motorway at Delnice junction towards Rijeka the queue is 5 km long.

    Due to snow and wind traffic is flowing with delays in Gorski kotar and Lika mountain areas, in the eastern, central and northwestern parts.
    Most roads are wet and slippery, particularly bridges and viaducts due to low temperatures.

    Drivers are invited to keep distance, to adjust the speed to road conditions and not to start the journey without the winter equipment. If possible, postpone the journey!

    All park places and rest areas are crowded with freight vehicles so freight vehicle drivers are asked not to start the journey if possible.

    Due to winter driving conditions there is a traffic ban on freight vehicles with trailers and all other vehicles have to use the winter equipment on the following roads

    of Gorski kotar mountain area and in the area of Rijeka:-DC3 Zdihovo-Delnice, -DC32 Prezid-Delnice, -DC42 Stubica (DC3)-Vrbovsko junction (A6)-Ljubošina-Ogulin junction (A1)-Josipdol-Poljanak-Selište Drežničko, -DC203 Brod na Kupi-Delnice (D3), -DC305 Parg-Čabar, -DC501 Gornje Jelenje-Oštrovica D8-Meja-Šmrika, -ŽC5030 Platak-Kamenjak, -ŽC5034 Vrbovsko-Ravna Gora-Kupjak, -ŽC5032 Crni Lug-Mrzle Vodice-G. Jelenje (D3), -ŽC5062 Kraljev Jarak-Fužine, -ŽC5068 Hreljin-Zlobin-Fužine, -ŽC5191 Sopač (D3)-Mrkopalj-Tuk, -other regional and local roads in the area of Delnice, Čabar, Vrbovsko and Gornje Jelenje, -ŽC5094 Bater-Stalak, -ŽC5062 Bribir-Lukovo; of Lika mountain area:
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    -DC1 Gračac-Knin, -DC27 Gračac-Zaton Obrovački, -DC50 Gračac-Štikada, -DC76 Baško Polje (DC8)-Zagvozd-Grubine; Imotski-Vinjani Gornji border crossing, -DC115 Gornji Humac-Bol, -DC220 Vrpolje-Kamensko; as well as in Istria over Učka and Ćićarija (a traffic ban on freight vehicles heavier than 7,5 tonnes).

    On the DC218 Dobroselo-Mazin-Bruvno state road, ŽC5169 Bjelopolje-Donji Lapac, ŽC59125 Perušić-Čanak and ŽC5110 Klenovica-Krmpote-Alan regional roads all traffic is suspended.

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    Due to roadworks traffic is suspended:
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  • At Bajakovo there are delays in freight traffic in both directions.

    Due to winter driving conditions freight traffic is suspended at Ličko Petrovo Selo border crossing.

    Due to roadworks at Županja and Slavonski Brod border crossings delays can be expected.
    At Harmica border crossing traffic is allowed for vehicles up to 7,5 tonnes only.
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