During a visit to Ohrid in March 2012, my girlfriend and I took a couple of boat trips on Lake Ohrid.
The first of these was a pleasure trip; a round trip from the harbour past the old town and Sveti Jovan Kaneo Monastery.
The second trip was more about convenience. We had just visited Sveti Jovan Kaneo Monastery and were walking back to town via Kaneo fishing village. In order to save time, we decided to take a one way boat trip from Kaneo to the Millennium Hotel, close to the Biljana Springs estuary that we were intending to visit next.
We negotiated a price with a sailor, who then put us in the hands of his young (maybe 12 years old?) son and his small wooden motor boat.
After lots of instructions and reassurances (maybe this was the first time the son had transported passengers), we were on our way.
The engine spluttered a few times and the boat was taking on a little water, but we made it safely across the lake to our destination.
This short video was taken during the latter of our two boat trips.
During our stay in Ohrid in March 2012 we took a couple of boat trips on Lake Ohrid.
The first of these was purely for pleasure purposes; we didn't need to get anywhere, we just wanted a short round trip which would give us the opportunity to see the town from out on the lake.
While sitting by the harbour eating burek for breakfast, the captain of a small, pale blue, wooden boat approached us and offered to take us on a short trip for 350 MKD (£5). We had previously been quoted double that price, so we accepted and allowed him to take us on a 15-20 minute cruise past the old town, Kaneo fishing village and the stunningly located Sveti Jovan Kaneo Monastery.
As he pointed out the various sights (including spectacular views of the town and Samuil's Fortress standing above it) our captain swigged homemade red wine from a plastic bottle.