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Not really a crystal ship (thank you Jim Morrison) at all, or a ghost ship - surprise, surprise - but the "Royal Clipper" in Boka Kotorska, Montenegro.

The "Royal Clipper" is a modern sailing cruise ship. Here is some information about her taken from the Star Clipper website:
In 1902, the largest, fastest sailing ship the world had ever seen was launched. The legendary "Preussen" dominated the seas, only to be gone in a few short years. Neither before nor since had the world seen such a magnificent sailing ship. Until today…

Inspired by the tall ship "Preussen", the "Royal Clipper" has the proud distinction of being the largest and only five-masted full-rigged sailing ship built since her predecessor was launched at the beginning of the last century. With her complement of 42 sails, "Royal Clipper" is a splendid sight to behold.

Boka Kotorska, or Kotor Bay, is a large branching inlet, often referred to as a fjord, but in fact a ria, on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro. The bay is about 28 km long from the open sea to the city of Kotor. It is surrounded by the mountains of Orjen on the west and Lovćen on the east. The narrowest section, Verige strait, is only 300 m wide. As of 2013, it can be crossed by a car-ferry, but Montenegro is planning to build a bridge to span the strait, the so-called Verige Bridge.

The bay has been inhabited since antiquity. Its well preserved medieval towns of Kotor, Risan, Tivat, Perast, Prčanj and Herceg Novi, along with their natural surroundings, are major tourist attractions. The Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor has been a World Heritage Site since 1979.

This was the view from our balcony, early one morning.

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