Spent an hour or so at the summit of the cable car line. Ride is about 4 minutes (100kun) and the views of the city and the rocky inland landscape are very interesting. Along the ridge away from the cable car buildings, you can see the zig-zag trenches dug by the Yugoslavian National army in the early 90’s as they got within 1 kilometre of Dubrovnik and mortared it from the hilltops. You can see the description of the siege of Dubrovnik on Wikipedia and a map of the number and location of strikes around the city.
Spent the evening (13 Sept) watching the polling results come through on the vote to decide whether the majority of Scots want independence. Impressed by the nearly 90% turnout by voters. Scotland will remain part of the Union after 2 years of debate. The most important outcome is the level of engagement from the Scottish population – over 95% of eligible voters registered to vote – and discussions about politics and society have been brought into schools.
Another good weather day today. Last full day in Dubrovnik before meeting on the yacht.