Sailing through the Breath Taking Mountains to Explore Kotor, Montenegro
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Sailing through the Breath Taking Mountains to Explore Kotor, Montenegro

September 2, 2019


Today we begin our journey entering the
Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. It’s about 17 nautical miles to
the ancient walled town. As we sail through the mountains we are dumbstruck by its magnificence. A bit difficult to see, but out there is a small man-made island with an old
Catholic Church on it and then to this direction is Kotor. They passed us. We rest at anchor in a pristinely calm bay. Below deck we almost forget that we’re on the water. We look up to realize
this fiercely gorgeous boat dropped anchor just beside us. I’m Martin. This is
my boat. The name is Styrr. The boat is about 100 years old and I own her now for twelve years. Absolutely king captain that one. Kotor, Motenegro. An ancient city. Some of whom’s structure date back to the sixth century built by the Romans.
Although, when Kotor was settled, no one knows, but it was before the Romans came
around and fortified it. Once fortified and probably before, Kotor’s history
began to oscillate between peace, siege plunder, and rebuild. Kotor, to me, is an
example of how countries expand and collapse, shift power, and sometimes
disappear completely, but a well-built city or community can outlast empires.
With Kotor being the focal point of such an extraordinary landscape it’s no
wonder it’s been fought over for centuries. Now it is a relatively quiet
town that receives a lot of tourism especially from cruise ships. Oh and Kotor is full of cats. The cats are
loved by the locals. Do either of you know how to get there? I
think so yeah. Okay that’s good cuz I don’t. I think you have to go through the old fort
and then just take the stairs up onto the wall. I think there’s an entrance to
the top there that way or further along that way as well. Yeah I went to the bottom of it down here so if you just walk through. We began a short trek up the wall to see
the vantage point from which Kotor was defended on many occasions. We were
joined by Ralph. He’s a stray. After enjoying the exquisite location we
began making way out of the bay. We sailed by Our Lady of the Rocks. This is
a man-made island. It was built by the continual throwing of rocks into the bay
and they also sank ships full of rocks so as to create a tribute to the Virgin
Lady and Child. Beating our way through the channel allowed for a perfect
opportunity for Jackson and Tara to execute their very first single-handed
tacks. We made it to Tivat and we came ashore and found these two poor chaps bailing this boat. Thanks for watching. Subscribe for
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36 Comments

  • Reply FLORB January 31, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Kotor, Montenegro is by far the most beautiful place I have sailed. What was your favorite part of the video?

  • Reply Markus W January 31, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    nice. new videooooo

  • Reply Ben January 31, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Beautiful landscape AND cats everywhere?! I'm sold. Wouldn't even see much of the surrounding area, I'd just pet the sweet kitties all day

  • Reply John Miller January 31, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Finally another episode! Been in such anticipation since the last one!

  • Reply Gussy Rikh January 31, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Very interesting,

  • Reply Uncle Muir January 31, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Nice to see Montenegro. I have only seen it on a sailing channel one other time. Should put it on my list.

  • Reply Fly with Jaouad January 31, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Awesome video

  • Reply 1 11 January 31, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Superb footage. Extremely interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply dave22 January 31, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    thumbs up

  • Reply Sylvain January 31, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Love cruising along on the trip you guys are making in this series.
    Give the camera of the first sequence of shots a sensor clean though, poor thing ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Gee Pee โ€˜63 January 31, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Do the locals prefer the cats grilled, or roasted?

  • Reply TeamSneakBE January 31, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    i really enjoy these videos and won't mind at all if they are longer like 13 or 15 mins and then you get some extra money for ad revenue too

  • Reply George Holliday January 31, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    The gal's got it down!!! COOOOOR LOOK AT HER GO! Sending best wishes to you both, nice to see you enjoying the sunshine still ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Jovan Ljubanovic January 31, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    My blodline was from Bay of Kotor.Very intresting vibes watching this.Nice soundtrack bro.

  • Reply Jacob Robinson February 1, 2019 at 12:04 am

    Cross the atlantic

  • Reply belizeguy February 1, 2019 at 12:15 am

    What a place. Awesome

  • Reply Your Majesty February 1, 2019 at 1:51 am

    I've never wanted to be a stray cat so bad in my life. I just told my cat that she'd love it there.
    Beautiful video. The music was lovely and not annoying!
    Incredible life ๐Ÿ’“

  • Reply sue carroll February 1, 2019 at 2:12 am

    You 3 make such a good team to go on this adventure that you are on.I love watching all the places that you go to.Thanks for sharing your journey with us๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฅฐ

  • Reply Alpha_Man February 1, 2019 at 3:49 am

    Feminist Paradise…meow.

  • Reply Pierre-Loup Durand February 1, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Hey Dylan, interested in seeing how you three live on the boat on a day to day basis: what you cook? what you do in free time? how was it been being three of you in a small space? Cheers

  • Reply Gerald Edwards February 1, 2019 at 10:13 am

    The video I was watching before this one was Let's Dance Sailing and they were leaving. They showed a lot more of the city, It looks beautiful

  • Reply Bible Made Simpleโ€” YouTube February 1, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Blown away when the bells rang and you looked down on the city. So cool!

  • Reply Rory February 2, 2019 at 10:36 am

    so you take this beautiful video of Montenegro and drop an ad 13 seconds into the video to distract the viewer from your video that you worked hard to make. WTF???????? When will YouTubers stop using this fucking annoying pop-up ad?

  • Reply Gray Laurent February 2, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Amazing video man, just wish it were longer. You sir are living my absolute dream. Great job to your crew as well, wish you safe travels and more updates on your journey!

  • Reply Jeffrey Allen February 2, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    I have been contently freezing my rear off building houses in my hometown of Asheville NC, a place I have rarely ventured from. I have never left the states and I crave adventure. Found your channel while watching videos about snowboarding in Antartica. You my friend have been an inspiration. I instantly no longer am viewing my dreams and ambitions as unattainable. I am going to go for it! Thank you!!

  • Reply Another Somebody February 3, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    You sure it's just not bad luck to kill a cat? If you like cats try the middle east.

    Ralph was a good boy

  • Reply buzzkillean February 3, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    4:04 Ralph says no way. Love the tacking clips, nice work.

  • Reply Aldo The Apache February 4, 2019 at 1:20 am

    I can already feel the vibes man. Great city.

  • Reply P Vendeloo February 18, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    pls do a q and a

  • Reply Your Life Is A Great Story February 20, 2019 at 8:25 am

    More like the Bay of KATor..โ€ haha! See what I did there?! Haha!

    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿˆโ›ต๏ธ๐Ÿ–๐ŸŒ…

  • Reply Vicki Magaster March 13, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    YOU GO GIRL!!!ย  ROCK ON!

  • Reply TheFullMonte April 21, 2019 at 4:53 am

    I've been sailing in Montenegro since 2011. Wonderful. Now I also have a small house in the bay.

  • Reply Aleksandar Jaksic May 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Welcome to my country! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  • Reply SquatchOuT August 3, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Those cats seemed happier than mine lol

  • Reply SquatchOuT August 3, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Virgin lady and child lmao

  • Reply Mathew Tan September 1, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Lots of stray cats!

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