Kevin Rushby starts his summer series with a walk amid the gorgeous mountains of Istria – all the way to the Adriatic
• Next week: the island of Cres
The farmer stands looking at his vines. This is not like a French vineyard, cloaking the entire hillside in monoculture. This is Istria in northern Croatia. There’s a lush forest, an olive grove, tomatoes running amok and a farmhouse that might be taken for a ruin, were it not for the curtains in one intact window.
“It’s been a strange year,” I say. “Brexit, Donald Trump, Iceland and Wales at the Euros.”