We’ve just (last week, sorry we’ve been busy) returned from Barcelona, but out story today begins in Montenegro, where we headed a few Mondays ago. Kotor to be precise. With a population of of around 13,510 and a town centre steeped in history, Kotor is a lovely place to visit and a place we were looking forward to going back there.
Let’s start at Zoots HQ here in Wiltshire. Here we all are. Just look at our excited little faces, very much looking forward to our trip.
Having just returned from New York, Simon was keen to try out his New New York hat. #cooldude
Here we are at Heathrow, still very excited, drinking our bottles of water so we stay hydrated. #important
We had a lovely time at Heathrow, grabbing a bite to eat and enjoying some classic band banter. #lols
Before we knew it, it was time to board the plane. Drummer Simon looked like a super star in his sunglasses. #raybon
Until he fell asleep that is. #tired
The flight was good and the view was lovely. #mountains
Ben and I spent some time getting some good photos of Montenegro. Sites at the airport included, a plant, some scaffolding, 3 yellow trucks and some people in hi-vis jackets indicating the direction we should go. #photographers
It was a short journey to Kotor from the airport. We enjoyed the cool breeze of the AC in the taxi, whilst chatting merrily about what we’d do that evening. #happybunnies.
We arrived at our hotel, it was lovely. We checked in and went for a short stroll around Kotor. I took this cool photo of the boys with the lovely mountains in the distance, I was going for a boy band vibe. #backstreetsback #4years
We enjoyed a short walk to Kotor, taking in the sights and enjoying the warmth of the evening. Lead guitarist Ben (biker boy) fitted right in, in Kotor.
Drummer Simon enjoyed taking some photos:
We enjoyed a nice dinner in Kotor, before heading back to our hotel for a fairly early night in this exciting, new place.
The next day began early, and began well. We had a delicious breakfast of omlettes, cereal and fresh fruit at our hotel.
We had some time before the ship, The Brilliance of The Seas, was due to dock in port, so we headed into Kotor centre to tackle, THE BIG CLIMB up the BIG MOUNTAIN.
Ben was organised and in charge of map reading, and our journey began.
And so our ascent began, the views were spectacular.
We all made it to the top, except Jamie. I took this photo of the boys at the very top with the flag. What a good day to be a Zoot. #madeit
After the mountainous climb, we descended for a nice glass of fresh lemonade, before heading back to our hotel to grab our things and make our way to The Brilliance of The Seas, where we would be performing our show this evening.
After a short time to settle in, we headed to the theatre to set up and soundcheck. We love performing our sixties show in the theatre onboard the ship. The theatre can hold around 1,500 people, and we just love performing to a full house!
And before we knew it, it was time for the show!
Afterwards we enjoyed meeting the crowd an having some photos taken. Here we are with our special guests.
Thank you so much to everyone who came to watch our show.
Thank you so much to the team onboard the Brilliance of The Seas, Vasil, Leandro, Jay, Jean-Ann. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Thanks so much for reading and following our journey.
Love from, Harriet