After breakfast at the hotel, three of us went for a walk to explore one of the beach areas. It was totally deserted, other than local workers fixing it up for the coming season. It was still interesting to see-- I can imagine this area being a popular, affordable option for tourists from nearby. Many of the signs are in German and English, as well as Montenegrin and Albanian (the two official languages of this region).
|Empty beach below the city|
|Julia and Ken|
|Sea fisherman statue|
Walking through town in the rain
In the later morning, we joined a guided tour through the old fortress on the cliff in Ulcinj, and had lunch near the beach. There is lots of delicious pasta here, though I do miss the fresh vegetables we enjoyed every day in Albania.
|Looking out to sea|
After a short afternoon nap at the hotel, we went to the theatre for a short rehearsal, followed by a concert. The hall had quite good acoustics, though it was not heated (and it was a rather cold, windy day here), and the power went out for a few minutes during our rehearsal. This was not an uncommon occurrence in the Balkans, as I'd learned from previous visits. The concert itself went well-- and I sat in the audience for my own piece, "Equinox" (played one day after the spring equinox)-- and was able to get a recording. After the concert, we had a reception at the theatre, followed by dinner around 11pm back at our hotel.
|Another performance of "Equinox"-- one day after the spring equinox|
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