We are here in this perfect little town, and John and I are both feeling lethargic and grumpy. My head has started to hurt, and John’s back hurts. We are giving each other space. The wind is howling, the sky has become grey, the boat is rocking and it is miserable out there.

So, I did a little research. This wind is called “Jugo” in Croatia, which basically means “Grumpy”. The wind comes from the Sahara desert, off Africa, and something to do with an imbalance of ions in the air causes low pressure in our brains.

Jugo is blamed for everything that goes wrong while it is blowing – headaches, bad moods, mental breakdowns, you name it.

In Dubrovnik, some time ago, no laws were passed while the Jugo was blowing as it was known to affect one’s judgement. Criminals who committed crimes and even murder while the Jugo was blowing were pardoned for their crimes.

“The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.”

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