Ivan

I think Ivan and I both started working at Cradle in the same summer eight years ago. Ivan as a shuttle driver and me with Parks. More recently we both, unknowingly bought houses in Sulphur Creek. Ivan is a wonderful person and with his mate Lindsay (duck!) has always had time to listen to my woes and help me keep things in perspective.  

When I first bought my camper van it was a bit retro and didn't have a CD player, only cassette player. Bronwyn and I did the rounds of the op shops in Ulverstone looking for music cassettes to play in the van. We found many, and among them was one of Ivan's. He is a guitarist and sings accompanying his wife and sister in law. It's one of my faves to play when I'm in a reflective mood. More recent musical productions of Ivan's have include him yodelling. I'm sure he probably cringes when he hears my fun attempt to yodel. 

 My yodelling costume made all the difference of course!!  Go to ALPS and challenge letter a for sample of yodelling, Swiss style. 

My yodelling costume made all the difference of course!!  Go to ALPS and challenge letter a for sample of yodelling, Swiss style. 

I came across a Church of Saint Ivan in central Croatia. now there was a photo opportunity. 

 Ivan's Church surrounded with scented cypress. 

Ivan's Church surrounded with scented cypress. 

 Side door on Church of Saint Ivan.  

Side door on Church of Saint Ivan.  

 Interesting little bell tower.  

Interesting little bell tower.  

 Ornate embellishments on the front gate  

Ornate embellishments on the front gate  

From Croatia I then rode to Montenegro where Mel and Geoff had set me a challenge. To hike to to the top of San Giovanni Fortress. The path heads up from the old quarter in Kotor. 

 Many steps, !!! And it was steep. 

Many steps, !!! And it was steep. 

 I didn't realise until I read this sign that Ivan, John and Giovanni are one and the same!  

I didn't realise until I read this sign that Ivan, John and Giovanni are one and the same!  

 What remains of the fortress of St Ivan. The weather was somewhat inclement by the time I made it to the top.  

What remains of the fortress of St Ivan. The weather was somewhat inclement by the time I made it to the top.  

 Ivan had thoughtfully left a chair for me so I could shelter out of the rain as my umbrella didn't quite do it for me.  

Ivan had thoughtfully left a chair for me so I could shelter out of the rain as my umbrella didn't quite do it for me.  

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