Today is a very sad day! We have to leave this amazing place and return home. This place has been absolutely amazing and has exceeded our expectations a thousand-fold!
Our flight is scheduled for 10 am so its another early start. I have already packed most things the night before! If you know me, I can’t leave anything until last minute. Obviously, the toiletries we need for today can’t go in until last minute, but you know what I mean!
I’ve pre-booked our pickup. They have confirmed they will be here at 7.15 am, and they are punctual.
I take a last look across the old town from our balcony. I’m going to miss that view!
This morning I made sure I was up early enough so I could sit one last time on the balcony, drinking my tea, taking in the view! I wanted to make the most of every minute here!
As we travel in our taxi to the airport, I get one last chance to look back and see the view from above of Kings Landing and the Red Keep – aka Dubrovnik! The sun is shining on the orange roofs below. The sea is clear and bright blue. This place certainly has some magic!
It is only a short trip to the airport. Getting through security is very quick and easy. We have 2.5 hours to kill. There isn’t a lot to do here but as we are early, we decide to grab a drink and something to eat. Whilst small, it is very comfortable.
After a while we decided to head down to our gate to wait to be called for our Easyjet flight home.
Just before we board, I decide I should pop to the ladies! I have a middle seat so its not always easy to get out on the plane, without disturbing the person next to you! Plus what if they are sleeping, do you wake them? I’m not sure if you should!
I pop off and do what ladies do. I’m walking back to the gate. I’ve seen a man looking out across the runway looking at the planes and think nothing of it. Suddenly he turns and gets his leg in front of mine! There is nothing I can do. I’m falling at a pace. Ahead of me I can see the edge of the lift and metal bollards, they are heading towards my head at speed. I can’t stop myself. I quickly put my arm up to try and protect me. With a thud I hit the floor, bollard and lift!
At first, I can’t move. I’m somehow wrapped amongst the bollard. Thankfully I didn’t hit my head, but my leg, arm and hand really hurt. The man has rushed to me so apologetic. He knows he was completely to blame and is mortified. I’m suddenly aware of a lot of people around me waiting for their flight home!
The man wants to call for help but I assure him I’m fine. I need to get my flight home and its boarding soon! He helps me up! I’m trying hard not to cry. The pain is horrendous. I can’t show the man how I’m feeling, he feels so bad as it is, and it was an accident. These things happen.
As he helps me up, he apologises again and asks if I need anything. I say I’m fine and not to worry. I slowly walk off trying to put a brave face on it.
As I walk back to my seat, I don’t know what to rub first. I think I’ve broken a finger at least! I quickly mention to my hubby that I’ve had a fall but then our flight is called so we board the plane!
I travel home feeling very bruised and battered.
After a horrible drive home in the pouring rain we relax and unwind! As I take my coat off, I see the extent of the damage. A beautiful bruise on my right arm. My right hand is also swollen, and I can’t move my little finger. The pain is horrible. Bruises start to appear on my leg and knee too! My hubby suddenly realises it wasn’t just a little fall after all!
I soldier on for 10 days now. The bruises are starting to fade a little, but my hand is still in pain. I decide that maybe I should have got it checked out sooner, so book an appointment with my GP.
After checking it he confirms that yep I have a fracture!
It is amazing how in a split-second things can change. I’m not cross at the man. It was an accident. I’m sure he is still feeling mortified about it. And if anyone knows me, if an accident is going to happen it has to be me who will have it!
At the end of the day, it was still the most amazing holiday. It isn’t goodbye Dubrovnik, it is until we see you again! We will be back!